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)
- 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
c. Materials Handling, Storage, Use and Disposal
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.