- There are no prerequisites needed to attend this 10 Hour OSHA training course. Students must be able to verbally communicate with instructor in primary language of the training.
- CEUs: 1
- 100% attendance for the course
- Completion of IACET Registration Form
- Active participation in all class exercises
- As applicable, achievement of minimum passing score on required end-of-course examination
- Participation and submittal of end-of-course evaluation form
- Construction Workers: Many construction companies or employers may require their workers to complete the OSHA 10-Hour Construction Safety and Health course as part of their training and onboarding process.
- Construction Contractors and Subcontractors: Contractors and subcontractors bidding for construction projects or working on certain job sites may need their employees to have completed the OSHA 10-Hour course as a prerequisite.
- Regulatory Requirements: In some jurisdictions, local regulations or government entities may mandate individuals working in the construction industry to complete the OSHA 10-Hour course as a part of their occupational safety and health training.
OSHA 10-Hr Construction Safety and Health
The OSHA 10-Hour Construction Safety and Health course is a comprehensive training program designed to provide an introductory level of knowledge and understanding of safety and health hazards in the construction industry. Developed by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), this course covers essential topics related to construction safety, including hazard recognition, fall protection, electrical safety, personal protective equipment, and more. The course is designed for entry-level workers and offers foundational training to help participants identify potential hazards, prevent accidents, and promote a culture of safety on construction sites. It provides an overview of OSHA standards, regulations, and best practices, enhancing participants’ awareness of safety requirements and their role in maintaining a safe work environment. Upon successful completion, participants receive a certification that demonstrates their commitment to workplace safety and improves their employability in the construction industry.
Duration: 10 Hours
Language: English & Spanish
- Understanding OSHA Standards: Participants will gain familiarity with OSHA regulations and standards applicable to the construction industry.
- Hazard Recognition: Learners will develop the ability to identify common safety and health hazards in construction sites, such as falls, electrical hazards, struck-by hazards, caught-in or between hazards, and more.
- Fall Protection: Participants will learn about fall hazards and the importance of fall protection systems, equipment, and procedures to prevent injuries and fatalities.
- Electrical Safety: The course covers electrical hazards in construction and the necessary precautions, such as lockout/tagout procedures, safe use of tools and equipment, and recognizing electrical hazards.
- Personal Protective Equipment (PPE): Participants will understand the importance of using appropriate personal protective equipment in construction activities and learn about the selection, use, and maintenance of PPE.
- Tool Safety: Learners will gain knowledge about the safe use, inspection, and maintenance of hand and power tools commonly used in construction.
- Excavation and Trenching: The course provides an overview of excavation and trenching hazards, including cave-ins, and the protective systems and practices to ensure worker safety.
- Material Handling and Storage: Participants will learn safe practices for handling, storing, and moving materials and equipment, reducing the risk of injuries and property damage.
- Scaffolding and Ladder Safety: The course covers the safe use, construction, and inspection of scaffolds, as well as the proper use of ladders to prevent falls.
- Health Hazards: Learners will be introduced to common health hazards in construction, such as silica dust, asbestos, and hazardous substances, along with the importance of hazard recognition and control.
By achieving these learning objectives, participants will have a solid foundation of knowledge regarding construction safety and health, enabling them to contribute to a safer work environment and reduce the risk of accidents and injuries.
The OSHA 10-Hour Construction Safety and Health course curriculum typically includes the following topics:
- Introduction to OSHA: Overview of OSHA’s role, worker rights, and employer responsibilities.
- OSHA Focus Four Hazards: Detailed coverage of the “Focus Four” hazards in construction—falls, electrocution, struck-by incidents, and caught-in or between hazards.
- Personal Protective Equipment (PPE): Selection, use, and maintenance of personal protective equipment.
- Health Hazards in Construction: Recognition and control of common health hazards, such as silica, asbestos, lead, and hazardous substances.
- Electrical Safety: Basic electrical safety principles, including lockout/tagout procedures and avoiding electrical hazards.
- Fall Protection: Methods and systems for preventing falls, including fall protection equipment and procedures.
- Struck-By and Caught-In/Between Hazards: Identification and prevention of hazards involving falling objects, vehicles, and equipment.
- Hazard Communication: Understanding chemical hazards, Safety Data Sheets (SDS), and labels.
- Scaffolds: Safe use and hazards associated with scaffolding in construction.
- Excavation and Trenching: Hazards of excavation and trenching work, protective systems, and safe practices.
- Material Handling, Storage, Use, and Disposal: Safe practices for handling, storing, using, and disposing of materials and equipment.
- Tools—Hand and Power: Safe use, inspection, and maintenance of hand and power tools.
- Welding and Cutting: Safe practices for welding, cutting, brazing, and soldering operations.
- Concrete and Masonry Construction: Safe work practices for concrete and masonry construction, including formwork, reinforcing steel, and curing.
- Stairways and Ladders: Safe use and construction of stairways and ladders.
- Ergonomics: Identifying ergonomic hazards and implementing controls to reduce musculoskeletal disorders.
- Fire Protection and Prevention: Fire hazards, prevention measures, and fire protection systems in construction.
- Safety and Health Programs: Overview of safety and health programs, hazard communication, and emergency action plans.
The specific curriculum may vary slightly depending on the training provider or organization delivering the course. The course typically includes a mix of lectures, interactive activities, case studies, and discussions to engage participants and reinforce learning.