OSHA 10-Hour General Industry
10-Hour General Industry - Designated Training Topics:
This training program is intended to provide entry level general industry workers information about their rights, employer responsibilities, and how to file a complaint as well as how to identify, abate, avoid and prevent job related hazards on a job site. The training covers a variety of general industry safety and health hazards which a worker may encounter. Training should emphasize hazard identification, avoidance, control and prevention, not OSHA standards. Learning objectives on some of these topics are on the CD which is distributed in all OSHA General Industry trainer classes, and available for download at the Outreach Training Program website (www.osha.gov/dte/index.html). Instructional time must be a minimum of 10 hours. The minimum topic requirements are as follows.
Mandatory - 7 hours Introduction to OSHA - 2 hours:
OSHA has required training content for this module.
- Covers workers' rights, employer responsibilities and how to file a complaint. It includes helpful worker safety and health resources. It also provides samples of a weekly fatality and 3 catastrophe report, material data safety sheet and the OSHA Log of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses.
- Materials include an Instructor Guide, PowerPoint slides, student handouts, and participatory activities.
- Walking and Working Surfaces, including fall protection - 1 hour.
- Exit Routes, Emergency Action Plans, Fire Prevention Plans, and Fire Protection - 1 hour.
- Electrical - 1 hour.
- Personal Protective Equipment - 1 hour.
- Hazard Communication - 1 hour.
Elective - 2 hours:
Must present at least two hours of training on the following topics. At least two topics must be presented. The minimum length of any topic is one-half hour.
- Hazardous Materials
- Materials Handling
- Machine Guarding
- Introduction to Industrial Hygiene
- Bloodborne Pathogens
- Safety and Health Program
- Fall Protection
Optional - 1 hours:
Teach other general industry hazards or policies and/or expand on the mandatory or elective topics. The minimum length of any topic is one-half hour.