OSHA-Authorized 10 & 30-Hour FAQ

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Who needs the OSHA 10-Hour?

OSHA 10-hour training is designed for entry-level construction and general industry workers.

The OSHA 10-hour Construction Training course is appropriate for workers who perform new construction, alterations or repairs.

If you work in any industry other than construction, agriculture, or maritime, you are considered a “general industry worker” and should take the OSHA 10-hour General Industry course.

The OSHA Outreach Training Program is voluntary and not federally mandated. However, employers may require you to earn an OSHA 10-hour certification before you start work. Certain states, cities, and local jurisdictions also mandate the training.

Who needs the OSHA 30-Hour?

The OSHA 30-Hour Outreach training program is designed for supervisors and workers with safety roles, including those in construction, manufacturing, factory operations, health care, and more.

The OSHA 30-Hour Construction course is for workers who perform new construction, alterations, or repairs.

If you work in any industry other than construction, agriculture, or maritime, you are considered a “general industry worker” and should take the OSHA 30-hour General Industry course.

OSHA 10-hour training is appropriate for entry-level workers who do not have specific safety responsibilities for their role.

What is OSHA 10-Hour Training?

OSHA Outreach 10-Hour is an online training program that teaches entry-level workers in the construction and general industries how to avoid workplace safety and health risks.

Our OSHA-authorized courses are provided in partnership with the University of South Florida and American Safety Council.

All course material is 100% online and accessible 24/7 from any web-enabled device. This lets you complete training at your own pace and earn an official OSHA 30 card from the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) — a common requirement for employment in construction and other industries.

What Is OSHA 30-Hour Training?

OSHA Outreach 30-Hour is an online training program that teaches upper-level workers in the construction and general industries how to avoid workplace safety and health risks.

Our OSHA-authorized courses are provided in partnership with the University of South Florida and American Safety Council.

All course material is 100% online and accessible 24/7 from any web-enabled device. This lets you complete training at your own pace and earn an official OSHA 30 card from the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) — a common requirement for employment in construction and other industries.

How do I earn an OSHA 30 DOL Card?

When you complete the OSHA 30-hour training, we provide you with two things:

  • Immediate access to a downloadable certificate of completion.
  • An official OSHA 30 DOL construction or general industry card sent to you in the mail for free. The card is plastic and easily fits in a wallet for your convenience.

While you wait for your OSHA 30 card to arrive, you can show the certificate of completion to your employer to prove you completed your training.

What Are the Benefits of an OSHA 30 Card?

Having a OSHA 30 DOL card proves to employers that you  have completed 30 hours of OSHA-authorized training on critical workplace safety topics specific to your industry. Supervisors and workers with this credential have gained knowledge and skills that help prevent injuries and keep workplaces safe and productive.

Which OSHA 30 Course Do I Need?

OSHA 30-hour training is available in two industry-specific versions: construction and general industry. To ensure you're properly trained, take the version that best aligns with your industry. Your employer can tell you which course will meet the training requirements for your role.

  • The OSHA 30-Hour Construction course is designed for supervisors in construction, demolition, building development, and other fields in the construction industry. It includes a detailed overview of the most common risks of construction work, including fall hazards, caught-in or -between hazards, struck-by hazards, and electrocution.
  • OSHA 30-Hour General Industry training is appropriate for workers in any industry outside of construction, agriculture, or maritime. This course is ideal for workers in manufacturing, factory operations, warehousing and storage, health care, and more. OSHA general industry training covers a wide range of occupational hazards, including risks related to walking and working surfaces, materials handling, bloodborne pathogens, fires, machinery and more.

Do OSHA 30-Hour Cards Expire?

Your OSHA 30 card never expires, but your employer may require you to retake the course every three to five years to stay up-to-date with the latest OSHA safety standards. If your OSHA card is more than five years old, some employers may not accept it.