An authorized OSHA trainer will conduct an on site OSHA 10-hour training class for your group of employees. Your OSHA 10 class can be based on the OSHA 1926 construction standards (applies to new construction activities, renovation work, repairs, and demolition operations), or the OSHA 1910.146 general industry standards (applicable to manufacturing operations, industrial maintenance and servicing companies, warehouse and logistics operations, chemical and oil refineries, transportation, utilities, waste management, medical and dental facilities, retail, cannabis establishments, entertainment venues, and the travel and hospitality industries). Our OSHA 10-hour training services are available to employers located throughout the United States and its territories.
OSHA 10-hour training classes are the industry standard for health and safety training for front-line workers. Students who complete their OSHA 10 class receive a personalized OSHA 10 training certificate and the official OSHA 10 / DOL wallet card that is required to work at many job-sites throughout the country.
OSHA 10 CONSTRUCTION TRAINING CLASS
OSHA 10 GENERAL INDUSTRY TRAINING CLASS
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT OSHA 10 HOUR TRAINING
Q – How do I determine if I need the OSHA 10 construction class, or the OSHA 10 general industry class?
A – First of all, if someone is telling you or your employees that completing an OSHA 10-hour class is required to gain access to their job-site, ask them specifically which course they require you to take (construction or general industry) so there is no misunderstanding. That being said, the 10-hour construction class is intended for workers performing construction activities (which could include new builds, repairs and renovations, and demo), whereas the OSHA 10-hour general industry class is intended for most all other workers, including those involved in manufacturing, warehousing and distribution, transportation, utilities, healthcare, retail, hospitality, oil and gas, refineries, waste management, laboratories, education, entertainment, telecommunications, power generation, and financial services.
Q – How many days does an OSHA 10-hour training class typically take to complete?
A – OSHA policy only allows 7.5 hours of actual training time (excludes lunch / breaks) during any single day. Therefore, it takes a minimum of two days to complete an OSHA 10 hour class . We conduct our on-site OSHA 10-hour classes scheduled over two consecutive workdays; but this can be done during a mix of weekdays and/or weekend days upon request.
Q – How long does it take to get the OSHA certification cards after completing the OSHA 10 class?
A – Students who successfully complete an OSHA 10-hour class in either general industry (1910) or construction (1926) 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 will 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“), as the OSHA card strictly validates the student completed the 10-hour training class.
Q – Is an OSHA 10-hour training class required by OSHA?
A – Federal OSHA does not have a any health or safety standard that requires any person to complete an 10-hour training class. However, several state-plan OSHA programs do have rules requiring certain people (typically front-line employees and their foremen) complete a specific OSHA 10 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 your selected state are covered by state OSHA rules requiring OSHA 10 training.
Q – Does anyone other than state OSHA programs require personnel to take an OSHA 10-hour training class?
A – Some municipalities do have rules requiring OSHA 10-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 front-line workers and their foremen) to complete OSHA 10 hour training. In those cases, be certain to confirm which version of OSHA 10-hour training (construction or general industry) they require the worker to take.