Have an OSHA-authorized 30 hour outreach trainer conduct an on site training class for your group of employees. Your OSHA 30 class can be based on the OSHA 1910.146 general industry standards (applicable to manufacturing and assembly operations, industrial maintenance and servicing companies, warehouse and logistics operations, chemical and oil refineries, medical and dental facilities, and the travel and hospitality industries). Or the OSHA 30-hour class can be geared to the OSHA 1926 construction standards (applies to all construction activities, including demo and renovation work). This service is available to employers located across the United States and territories.
OSHA 30-hour courses are the industry standard for health and safety training for managers, supervisors, foremen, and safety personnel. In addition to their own course materials, students who complete their OSHA 30 course receive a personalized OSHA 30 training certificate and the official OSHA / DOL wallet card that is required to work at many job sites throughout the country.
OSHA 30 CONSTRUCTION TRAINING CLASS
OSHA 30 GENERAL INDUSTRY TRAINING CLASS
Q&A FOR OSHA 30 TRAINING
Q – How do I know if I need an OSHA 30 construction class or the OSHA 30 general industry class?
A – First of all, if someone is telling you that you or your employees must take an OSHA 30-hour class to gain access to their job site, you are best served by asking them specifically which course they require you to take. Otherwise, know that the 30-hour construction class is intended for people working in any type of construction activities (which could include new builds, repairs and renovations, and demo), whereas the OSHA 30-hour general industry class is intended for most all other workers, including those involved in manufacturing and service industries.
Q – How many days does an OSHA 30-hour training class typically take to complete?
A – OSHA policy only allows 7.5 hours of actual training time (excludes lunch / breaks) during a day. So it takes a minimum of four full days to complete an OSHA 30 hour class. We conduct our on-site OSHA 30-hour classes over four consecutive workdays; but this can be done to include a mix of weekdays and weekend days upon request.
Q – How long does it take to get the OSHA certification cards after completing the OSHA 30 class?
A – Students who successfully complete an OSHA 30-hour class in either construction or general industry will receive an official Department of Labor OSHA wallet card documenting they completed their training. It takes approximately two to four weeks for the cards to be produced and sent to the students. However, students also receive a personalized certificate of completion proving they completed their training after the class is completed; this certificate serves as proof of training until the wallet card is received. Be aware, however, that OSHA states very clearly in their policy no student is “certified” by OSHA when they complete their training (because there is no such thing as “OSHA certification“), and the card simply serves as proof the student completed their 30-hour training class.
Q – Is OSHA 30-hour training required by OSHA?
A – Federal OSHA does not have a any health or safety standard that requires any person to complete an 30-hour training class. However, certain state-plan OSHA programs do have a rule requiring certain people (typically supervisors and safety personnel) complete a specific OSHA 30 course to gain access to certain worksites. Click on any state abbreviation located near the bottom of this page to see if the employees working in that state are covered by state OSHA rules requiring OSHA 30 training.
Q – Does anyone other than state OSHA programs require personnel to take an OSHA 30-hour training class?
A – Some municipalities do have rules requiring OSHA 30-hour training similar to those imposed by select state-OSHA programs. Also be aware that many other government agencies, general contractors, and private employers make it a condition of employment for certain employees (typically their own supervisors and safety personnel, as well as those of visiting contractors) to complete OSHA 30 hour training. If so, be certain to confirm which version of OSHA 30-hour training (construction or general industry) they require.