Tuesday, December 29, 2009

10 Hour OSHA Courses

OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration), the federal agency in the Department of Labor of US aims at ensuring the safe and healthy working environment for reducing the death rate, accidents, and diseases. OSHA has set up a standard for the working environments i.e. employees and employers’ requirements. It requires employees’ safe and protective process of job for their well being. OSHA conducts inspection to ensure if the requirements are provided by the employers or not. To make familiar with the requirements of OSHA with the employers and with the employees, OSHA provides two types of courses:

• 10 Hour OSHA Courses
• 30 Hour OSHA Courses

10 Hour OSHA Courses are again divided into two different types:

• OSHA 10 hour Construction Course and
• OSHA 10 hour General Industry Course

OSHA 10 hour construction course provides the general awareness to new construction workers. The course helps the workers to recognize the preventive hazards of a construction site. This course is an orientation training program intended to occupational safety and health for workers. The course teaches the purpose of OSH Act, the OSHA inspection process, OSHA requirements for employers and employees and guidelines for fire protection and floor opening.

The OSHA 10 hour general industry course provides training program for the general industry workers to recognize the preventive hazards on a general industry site. The course includes the policies, standards and processes and also the general industry safety and health principles required by OSHA. OSHA 10 hour general industry course teaches the employers and employees about the purpose of OSH Act and the functions of OSHA. How the OSHA inspection is done, rights and responsibilities of employers and employees, requirements for special purpose equipments, general requirements for general safety standards, basic requirements for proper aisle- all these are taught in OSHA 10 hour general industry course.

OSHA 10 hour courses are available both in classroom and online run by private and government schools and agencies.