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What is the difference between the OSHA 10 hour course and OSHA 30 hour training course?

The OSHA 10/30 Outreach Training Program is Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) primary way to train workers in the basics of occupational safety and health. The 10/30 Hour training requirement by OSHA for workers is applicable to both the General Industry and Construction Industry.

The OSHA 10 course covers the OSHA regulations and standards in 29 cfr 1926. The course is perfect for those that want to improve jobsite safety and learn OSHA requirements for safety in construction, while taking the class at their own pace, online through Craig Safety Technologies virtual university. The course is available for workers in both the general as well as the construction industry. Topics included in the course are fire protection, personal protective equipment (PPE), scaffolding, electrical safety, etc. Upon successful completion of the course, participants receive an OSHA 10-Hour Construction Outreach DOL course completion card.

The OSHA 30 Hour Course is an advanced safety training course that gives workers and employees a more in depth look into the hazards and injuries that could be faced at worksites and the prevention methods to be used. The OSHA 30 Hour course is specifically devised for safety directors, foremen, and field supervisors; the program provides complete information on OSHA trainings as an orientation to occupational safety and health for workers compliance issues. Upon successful completion of the course, participants will receive an OSHA 30 Hour Construction Outreach DOL course completion card.

While promotion, job security, and  the desire to improve job site safety in construction are a few of the reasons that  individuals take the OSHA 10/30hr, the driving force for many employers  are the state laws that require construction workers on certain projects in Nevada, Missouri, New York and Connecticut  have an  OSHA 10 and or 30 hr  card.(click on each state below for a summary of the law.)

Nevada Effective January 1, 2010

Missouri Effective August 28, 2009

New York Effective July 2008

Connecticut (Requirement Specific to Certain Kinds of Job Sites)

In conclusion the key differences between the courses is duration and the depth of the study in each course. While the OSHA 10 hour is aimed at the workers, the OSHA 30 hour course is aimed at supervisors and safety directors.

Craig Safety is offering the OSHA 10hr for $89 and OSHA 30hr for $189 with a FREE study guide

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