OSHA 10-Hour Construction Industry 


This program is designed to introduce entry level construction workers information about their rights, employer responsibilities, and how to identify, abate, and prevent job related hazards on a construction site.  In addition, workers are provided required information for filing a complaint.  The training covers a variety of construction safety and health hazards which a worker may encounter at a construction site.  Training emphasizes hazards identification, avoidance, control and prevention.  The minimum topic requirements are as follows:

 1. Mandatory – 7 hours


               a.  Introduction to OSHA – 2 hours


  • Provides required OSHA training content
  • Covers workers’ rights, employer responsibilities and how to file a complaint.  It includes helpful worker safety and health resources.  It provides a sample weekly fatality and catastrophe report, a material data safety sheet and the OSHA Log of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses (OSHA Form 300).


               b.  OSHA Focus Four Hazards – 4 Hours


  • Falls (1 hour and 15 minutes)
  • Electrocution
  • Struck-by (e.g. falling objects, trucks, cranes)
  • Caught-in or Between (e.g. trench hazards, equipment)

              c. Personal Protective and Lifesaving Equipment – 30 minutes

              d. Health Hazards in Construction – 30 minutes

  • Such as noise, hazard communication, and crystalline silica or any other construction health hazard


2. Elective – 2 hours. At least two-hours of training is presented on the following topics.  At least two topics are presented.  The minimum length of any topic is one-half hour.


a. Cranes, Derricks, Hoists, Elevators, and Conveyors

b. Excavations

c. Materials Handling, Storage, Use and Disposal

d. Scaffolds

e. Stairways and Ladders

f. Tools – Hand and Power


3. Optional – 1 hour. Presents other construction industry hazards or policies and/or expand on the mandatory or elective topics.