OSHA Outreach Training (10 Hour, 30 Hour and Disaster Site Worker)
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Disaster Site Worker Outreach Training Program intends to provide necessary training to workers who provide skilled support (e.g. utility, demolition, debris removal, or heavy equipment operation) or cleanup services in response to natural and man-made disasters. All workers at disaster sites need to be aware of the differences between disaster sites and regular construction or demolition worksites and be able to inspect, don, and doff air- purifying respirators. This Classroom OSHA 15 Hour Disaster Site Worker training also intends to raise awareness that pre-incident training is essential to ensure worker safety and health in response to disasters.
Completion of the 10- or 30-Hour OSHA Construction or General Industry Outreach Training Program class (either online or in the classroom) is a prerequisite for attending this class because OSHA’s Disaster Site Worker course does not cover in detail the safety and health hazards that occur on a daily basis on a normal work site.
The OSHA Outreach Training Program is intended for workers covered under the OSH Act. The Occupational Safety and Health Act covers private-sector employers and their employees in the 50 states and certain territories and jurisdictions under federal authority. For this reason, OSHA Outreach Training Program classes must be limited to training conducted within OSHA's jurisdiction.
While the OSHA Outreach Training Program course is voluntary and does not meet the training requirements contained in any OSHA standard, some states and local jurisdictions have enacted laws mandating outreach training. Additionally, some employers, unions, and various other jurisdictions also require workers to have this training to work on job sites and to fulfill their own safety training goals.
We also offer the OSHA 7.5-Hour Disaster Site Worker Course as well.
For a complete list of OSHA's training-related requirements, see OSHA Publication #2254, Training Requirements in OSHA Standards and Training Guidelines.
The Disaster Site Worker Training Program does not meet the OSHA HAZWOPER training requirements for Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response.
There are two levels of initial HAZWOPER training.
The 40 Hour OSHA HAZWOPER course is the most common training Disaster Site Workers receive for cleanup tasks that involve work with or around hazardous waste, hazardous materials, or toxic chemicals.
Our trainers are authorized by OSHA to conduct this training and students receive DOL issued student course completion cards. The OSHA Outreach Training Program is not a certification program. Outreach Training Program trainers, students, and curriculum are not certified. OSHA never approves trainers or classes.
After successfully completing this training, students will receive a downloadable certificate of completion (within 24 hours) and will be mailed a course completion card (allow 3-4 weeks for card delivery).
This training will take a minimum of 15 hours to complete, and is limited by OSHA to a maximum of 7 1/2 hours of training per day.
OSHA Disaster Site Worker Course must be delivered in-person. Exceptions will not be permitted and training may NOT be conducted online.
The goal of OSHA’s 15-hour Disaster Site Worker course is to provide disaster site workers an awareness of the safety and health hazards they may encounter as well as of the importance of respiratory and other personal protective equipment and proper decontamination procedures that may be used to mitigate the hazards.
Participants will support the use of an Incident Command System (ICS) through the safe performance of their job responsibilities. They’ll be able to show awareness of effects of traumatic incident stress that can result from working conditions and measures to reduce this stress.
To learn more about this course, download the Training Requirements in OSHA Standards PDF.