OSHA 10 & 30-Hour Courses Changed to Meet Safety ObjectivesAuthor/Presenter: Parsons, Travis
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) 10 and 30-hour courses provide information needed to help frontline workers, as well as foremen and supervisors, be more aware of health and safety hazards they may face and how they can be avoided. In recent years, OSHA’s 10 and 30-hour training courses were expanded to include more information on the rights of workers and employers. Although these are important concepts to relay to workers, these additions left instructors with less time to teach workers about the specific jobsite hazards they would face. Based on feedback received from trainers, OSHA released new Outreach Training Program requirements on January 1, 2018. This article provides a summary of the highlights of those changes.