Upon completing the course, the employee receives an OSHA 30-hour card.In addition to the 30-hour course, each subject area also includes a 10-hour course for entry-level employees.For example, the 30-hour general industry program must include 13 hours of mandatory topics, such as two hours for emergency exit routes and action plans and one hour for personal protective equipment.
Although OSHA does not require any employee to complete the 30-hour course, the training course may be required by state law or employer rules.
OSHA's Outreach Training Program instructs employees about workplace safety, their rights and their employer's responsibilities under OSHA regulations, and how to file a complaint.
Out of the 25 states with OSHA-approved programs, seven states make the 10-hour course mandatory for employees, with Nevada the only state that also mandates the 30-hour course.
All supervisory employees in Nevada must obtain an OSHA 30-hour card within 15 days of being hired, and the card must be renewed every five years.
An employee who has not completed the program shall be subject to removal from the worksite after 15 days of being found to be non-compliant.
The New Hampshire law provides for penalties to the employer of up to ,500 and a civil penalty of 0 per employee for each day of noncompliance.
Any employee found on a worksite subject to this section without documentation of successful completion of the OSHA 10 hour course shall be subject to immediate removal. law specifically says “At least 10 hours” so the OSHA 30 hour construction course would also enable the worker to meet these requirements.
Online courses are acceptable, from an accredited provider. All on-site employees, working on publicly funded (including state, or local municipality) projects of 0,000 or more, must complete the OSHA 10 Hour Construction course prior to beginning work.
Online courses from an accredited provider are acceptable.
The requirements went into effect on July 18, 2008.
Joe Stone is a freelance writer in California who has been writing professionally since 2005. Stone received his law degree from Southwestern University School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts in philosophy from California State University, Los Angeles.