30-Hour Construction Industry OSHA Outreach Training Program – Designated Training Topics. The 30-hour Construction OSHA Outreach Training Program is intended to provide a variety of training to workers with some safety responsibility. Training should emphasize hazard identification, avoidance, control, and prevention, not OSHA standards. Instructional time must be a minimum of 30 hours. The topic requirements are as follows:

Mandatory - 15 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 a sample weekly fatality and catastrophe report, a safety data sheet and the OSHA Log of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses (OSHA Form 300).

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

Managing Safety and Health – 2 hours. May include Injury and Illness Prevention Programs, job site inspections, accident prevention programs, management commitment and employee involvement, worksite analysis, hazard prevention and control, accident investigations, how to conduct safety meetings, and supervisory communication.

OSHA Focus Four Hazards – 6 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)

Personal Protective and Lifesaving Equipment – 2 hours

Health Hazards in Construction – 2 hours. May teach noise, hazard communication, and crystalline silica or any other construction health hazard.

Stairways and Ladders – 1 hour

Elective - 12 hours. Must present at least 12 hours of training on the following topics. At least six (6) of the following topics must be presented. The minimum length of any topic is one-half hour.

a) Concrete and Masonry Construction.

b) Confined Space Entry.

c) Cranes, Derricks, Hoists, Elevators and Conveyors.

d) Ergonomics.

e) Excavations.

f) Fire Protection and Prevention.

g) Materials Handling, Storage, Use and Disposal.

h) Motor Vehicles, Mechanized Equipment and Marine Operations; Rollover Protective Structures and Overhead Protection; and Signs, Signals and Barricades.

i) Powered Industrial Vehicles.

j) Safety and Health Programs.

k) Scaffolds.

l) Steel Erection.

m) Tools - Hand and Power.

n) Welding and Cutting.

o) Foundations for Safety Leadership (minimum 2.5 hours).

Optional - 4 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 also have the option to choose a topic from the construction industry such as Excavation, Cranes & Derricks, scaffolds…