This course covers a variety of general industry safety and health hazards that a worker may encounter. The training emphasizes hazard identification, avoidance, control, and prevention, rather than OSHA standards.
Through this training, OSHA helps to ensure that workers are more knowledgeable about workplace hazards and contribute to our nation's productivity.
OSHA recommends Outreach Training Program courses as an orientation to occupational safety and health for workers. When required by OSHA standards, workers must receive additional training on the specific hazards of the job.
The format of this course is quite different from other Safety Unlimited courses and can be learned by viewing the Quick Start Tutorial on the first page of each content lesson. The tutorial is not required, but highly recommended.
Updated OSHA Policies
OSHA has issued a new policy that limits all OSHA Outreach Training (classroom and online) to a maximum of 7.5 hours of training per day in all OSHA 10 Hour courses. As a result, all 10 Hour courses must be delivered over a minimum of two days.
OSHA has also issued a new policy of Program Jurisdiction Restrictions. Outreach Training Programs are now limited to OSHA jurisdiction only. Student course completion cards can only be issued to students within U.S. jurisdiction (the 50 States and certain U.S. Territories).
180 Days To Complete
Students have 180 days to complete the training from the time they enroll in the course. When a course EXPIRES, the student will no longer have access to the course and any course progress will be lost. There can be no extensions for the OSHA Outreach titles.
Free Reset Eligibility
If a student fails an OSHA 10 or 30 hour online quiz or the final exam, we allow a single free reset for all learners.
Eligibility for a free reset is granted if the student fails either a quiz or the final exam, but not both. The course is locked when a student fails a section and will not allow them to continue with the course. If the student fails any section and has not used their one free reset, please contact our customer service team and we will reset the course.
If a student is unable to complete their course due to either the OSHA 6-month regulation or the 1-year access period, no-reset or additional free access will be granted.
If a free reset is issued, the student's entire progress historically will be lost. The student will be required to restart the course from the very beginning.
About This Course
Following the completion of all training content and achievement of passing scores on all exams, students will need to complete a brief evaluation and confirm his/her identity. After doing so, the student will have access to the course completion certificate.
- Introduction to OSHA
- Walking Working Surfaces (General Industry)
- Workplace Fires and Emergencies (General Industry)
- Electrical Safety (General Industry)
- Personal Protective Equipment (General Industry)
- GHS Hazard Communication
- Bloodborne Pathogens
- Permit-Required Confined Spaces
- Forklift Safety
After taking this course, you will be able to:
- Explain the importance of OSHA in providing a safe and healthful workplace to workers covered by OSHA;
- Apply the OSHA regulations for walking and working surfaces to avoid slips, trips, and falls in the workplace, and recognize safe work practices for installing, maintaining, and using stairs, ladders, and scaffolds;
- Explain the OSHA requirements for exit routes and Emergency Action plans and describe OSHA requirements for Fire Prevention plans and portable fire extinguishers;
- Identify safe work practices around electricity, including understanding electrical terms, basic electrical safety principles, and regulations which pertain to electrical safety;
- Select a variety of PPE based on a workplace evaluation and the types of hazards, and take responsibility for correctly fitting, maintaining, and using personal protective equipment;
- Identify the elements of the Hazard Communication Standard, identify physical and health hazards of chemicals included on a Hazardous Chemical Inventory, recognize the information required on Safety Data Sheets (SDS) and warning labels, as well as how they are used and maintained, and the meaning of pictograms, under the Globally Harmonized System (GHS), and identify training program requirements.;
- Identify bloodborne pathogens and common symptoms and list engineering and work practice control measures that protect employees against exposure to bloodborne pathogens;
- Identify a confined space, its hazards, requirements for confined spaces as listed under the Permit-Required Confined Spaces Standard, and duties and responsibilities of confined space workers;
- Identify hazardous energy sources and use appropriate energy-isolating devices and describe the procedures for conducting a lockout/tagout; and
- Recognize safe operating procedures for forklifts, workplace hazards, and how to handle special types of forklifts.
OSHA requires students to pass each section exam and the final exam with a minimum of a 70% score. If a student fails any exam three times, the course will be placed in failed status and the student will be informed of his or her option to retake the course either online or in the classroom.
Because this course is regulated closely by OSHA and offered through this affiliation, there are differences in how it is delivered when compared to most of the other online courses we offer. Learn more in the About section.
Frequently Asked Questions About Online Training
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Our courses are set up to take a specific amount of time. Some students may get through the training more quickly, while others may take longer to complete their training.
This course will take around 10 hours to complete.
Remember, this training should be used as an intricate tool in the context of an overall training program; it can be combined with other training throughout the year in order to meet any hour requirements needed.
No, our courses are designed so you can start and stop as needed, allowing you to break the training up over a longer period of time. Our system will keep track of your progress, enabling you to resume where you left off upon your next login. It is important that once you start a section, you complete that section or you will need to start that section over from the beginning upon your return.
Yes, you can take the online portion by signing in with your username and password from any location and computer with high-speed internet access. However, each computer does need to meet our Basic System Requirements
for viewing our online courses.