Monday, January 24, 2011

The Occupational Safety and health Administration offers classroom and online training programs through the OSHA Outreach training program. Many private companies certified by OSHA conduct these OSHA outreach programs. The 30 hour safety training courses provided by OSHA focus on training for the general industry, the construction industry and the maritime industry.

The mandatory topics of the OSHA 30 hour training courses are conducted for a minimum of 12 hours. These topics include: introduction to OSHA, electrical hazards, fall protection, caught in or between safety and falling object safety. The other topics include personal protective and lifesaving equipments, safety for stairways and ladders and the general health hazards.

The elective topics are also supposed to be conducted for a minimum of 12 hours. They include: fire protection and prevention, tool safety, materials handling, welding and confined space entry. These topics are also mandatory.

For the optional topics, a minimum of 6 hours is invested. These topics are generally the subjects that are specific to the work site. The optional topics can even expand and give additional training on some of the elective and mandatory topics.

After successfully completing this 30 hour training course, the workers are awarded with the certificate of training completion.

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