The training provides greater depth on an expanded list of topics associated with workplace hazards for construction safety and health hazards which a worker may encounter at a construction site, as opposed to the 10 Hour OSHA Construction Safety course that is for workers without supervisory responsibility.
The training emphasizes hazard identification, avoidance, control and prevention, not OSHA standards.
Employers who have trained their workers with the OSHA Outreach Program for Construction have seen reductions of up to 66% in lost-time injuries.
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 30 Hour courses. As a result, all 30 Hour courses must be delivered over a minimum of four 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
- Managing Safety and Health
- Struck and Caught Hazards
- Personal Protective Equipment
- Hearing Conservation
- Respiratory Protection
- Lead and Crystalline Silica
- GHS Hazard Communication
- Electrical Safety
- Hand and Power Tools
- Fall Protection
- Ladder Safety
- Crane Safety
- Heavy Equipment
- Forklift Safety
- Materials Handling
- Permit-Required Confined Spaces
- Fire Safety
- Welding and Cutting
- Concrete and Masonry
- Steel Erection
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;
- Recognize how management plays a role to create a healthy and safe work environment through safety and health programs, worksite analysis to identify potential hazards on site, and levels of controls used to control exposure to hazardous materials and situations;
- Identify the struck-by and caught-in or caught-between hazards associated with serious construction-related injuries;
- Recognize the appropriate PPE to use based on a workplace evaluation and the types of hazards present;
- Identify the appropriate hearing protection for your workplace based on the hazards of excessive noise, the types of noise, the results of a noise-monitoring program, and the OSHA rules for hearing protection;
- Identify the appropriate respiratory protection for your workplace based on the types of airborne contaminants, the functions of different respirators, and the OSHA rules for respiratory protection;
- Identify hazards posed by lead and crystalline silica in construction and how to control and avoid them;
- Recognize the hazards of asbestos and identify ways to stay safe as you work in and around asbestos, including monitoring, communication, training, medical surveillance, PPE, and engineering controls;
- 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 safe work practices for electricity, including recognizing electrical terms, basic electrical safety principles, and electrical safety regulations;
- Recognize the safety hazards associated with non-powered hand tools and identify hazards related to powered hand tools;
- Recognize types of fall hazards and how to prevent falls in your work environment by using appropriate fall protection;
- Recognize ladder hazards, types of ladder-related injuries, and how to select, inspect, and maintain ladders;
- Identify the dangers involved in excavations and the safe work practices for employees working in or near trenches and excavations;
- Recognize the types of scaffolds and how to safely use them;
- Identify the safety requirements for working with or near cranes, including how to avoid accidents and how to recognize hazards;
- Recognize the safe work practices for working with or near heavy equipment;
- Recognize safe operating procedures for forklifts, workplace hazards, and how to handle special types of forklifts;
- Identify how to properly use, maintain, store, and dispose of materials;
- Identify a confined space, its hazards, the OSHA requirements for confined spaces, and the duties and responsibilities of confined space workers;
- Identify methods of fire prevention and describe OSHA requirements for fire protection;
- Outline the general safety requirements for welding and cutting and list the safety precautions;
- Identify the OSHA safety requirements for construction operations involving concrete and masonry;
- Recognize the OSHA safety requirements for steel erection activities; and
- Recognize the role ergonomics plays in helping construction workers avoid work-related MSDs and identify how to avoid on-the-job injury when performing different types of activities.
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 30 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.