10-Hour Construction Industry – Designated Training Topics. This training program is intended to provide entry level construction workers information about their rights, employer responsibilities, and how to file a complaint as well as how to identify, abate, avoid and prevent job related hazards on a construction site. The training covers a variety of construction safety and health hazards which a worker may encounter at a construction site. Training should emphasize hazard identification, avoidance, control, and prevention, not OSHA standards.

Instructional time must be a minimum of 10 hours. The minimum topic requirements are as follows:

Mandatory - 6 hours

Introduction to OSHA – 1 hour.

  1. Covers workers' rights, employer responsibilities and how to file a complaint. It includes helpful worker safety and health resources. It also provides samples of a weekly fatality and catastrophe report, safety data sheet and the OSHA Log of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses (OSHA Form 300).

(2) Materials include an Instructor Guide, student handouts, and participatory activities.

OSHA Focus Four Hazards – 4 hours. Because most construction fatalities are caused by fall hazards, falls must be covered for a minimum of one hour and 30 minutes. The remaining three Focus Four Hazard topics must be covered for a minimum of one-half hour each.

(1) Falls (minimum one hour and 30 minutes)

(2) Electrocution

(3) Struck-By (e.g., falling objects, trucks, cranes)

(4) Caught-In or Between (e.g., trench hazards, equipment) Focus Four Hazards Training Requirements

Given current OSHA and industry information regarding

construction worksite illnesses, injuries, and/or fatalities, the student will be able to recognize [fall, caught-in or between, struck-by, electrocution] hazards in construction.

Specifically for each of the focus four, the student will be able to:

EO 1: Identify major hazards

EO 2: Describe types of hazards

EO 3: Protect him/herself from these hazards

EO 4: Recognize employer requirements to protect workers from these hazards.

Personal Protective and Lifesaving Equipment – 30 minutes.

Health Hazards in Construction – 30 minutes. May teach noise, hazard communication, and crystalline silica or any other construction health hazard.

Elective - 2 hours. Must present at least two hours of training on the following topics. At least two topics must be presented. The minimum length of any topic is one-half hour.

a) Cranes, Derricks, Hoists, Elevators, and Conveyors

b) Excavations

c) Materials Handling, Storage, Use and Disposal

d) Scaffolds

e) Stairways and Ladders

f) Tools - Hand and Power

3. Optional - 2 hours. Teach other construction industry hazards or policies and/or expand on the mandatory or elective topics. The minimum length of any topic is one-half hour.

You can also choose a topic from the 1910 General industry such as LOTO lockout tagout, Respiratory protection…