An authorized OSHA trainer will conduct an on-site OSHA 10-hour training class in Pennsylvania 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 state of Pennsylvania.
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 in PA.
OSHA 10 CONSTRUCTION TRAINING – PA
OSHA 10 GENERAL INDUSTRY TRAINING – PAL
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT OSHA 10 HOUR TRAINING IN PENNSYLVANIA
Q – How do I determine if I should take 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 in Pennsylvania, 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 allows a maximum of 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. On-site OSHA 10-hour classes are typically scheduled over two consecutive days; but this can be done during a mix of weekdays and/or weekend days upon request.
Q – How long does it take to receive 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“); the OSHA 10 card strictly validates the student completed the 10-hour training class.
Q – Is an OSHA 10-hour training class required in Pennsylvania?
A – Neither federal OSHA nor the state of PA have a health or safety standard that requires any person to complete a 10-hour training class. However, there are several state-plan OSHA programs in other states who do have a rule requiring certain people (typically front-line employees and their foremen) complete a specific OSHA 10 course to gain access to certain worksites in their states. Also, see information about OSHA 10-hoyr construction training requirements in Philadelphia PA below.
Q – Does anyone else in Pennsylvania require personnel to take an OSHA 10-hour training class?
A – The city of Philadelphia Department of Licenses and Inspections has a rule requiring employees of contractors, including specialized and home improvement contractors and their subcontractors, to complete an OSHA 10-hour construction training class. Also be aware that many other government agencies, general contractors, and private employers in PA 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.
Q – I have employees who speak English and others who speak Spanish (or some other language) who need this training. Can you provide a bi-lingual OSHA trainer? Or, can I provide a bilingual interpreter to assist your OSHA trainer so everyone can attend just one class together?
A – The short answer is “no”. OSHA policy requires that all training be provided in a language in which the students understand. So, if a trainer covered all 10 hours’ worth of required material in two languages, or if a translator was provided to repeat everything the OSHA trainer said in another language, it would take twice as long (20 hours) to cover all required information for the 10-hour class; that would be cost prohibitive. We have several bilingual OSHA trainers, but our authorized OSHA 10 hour construction trainers will provide your class in either English or Spanish.