OSHA 10 Hour General Industry Training Classes

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The OSHA training classes for general industry workers provide necessary information for workers in a variety of industries. The program includes a variety of topics either presented or discussed; some of the course topics are mandatory while others are optional.

The training is comprehensive, and it is designed to prepare course participants to handle a broad range of on-the-job circumstances related to health and safety.
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OSHA Construction Versus General Industry Safety Standards

The Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Act of 1970 served to create Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), which is the agency that oversees the working conditions of most workplaces in the country. This agency sets standards and enforces them, as well as providing education, outreach, training, and assistance with compliance. The standards set forth by the Administration cover four main categories, which are maritime, general industry, agriculture, and construction. All employers must provide work environments that are safe and free from potential hazards. While the general industry standards apply to all workplaces, industry specific standards take precedence over the general ones when they relate to hazards that are identical. Requirements such as hazard communication and personal protective equipment (PPE) are applicable to all industries.

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OSHA 10-Hour Construction Training Requirements

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The OSHA online program includes the OSHA 10-hour certification course. After completing this course successfully, participants receive a DOL/OSHA 10-hour card.

This OSHA safety training course covers topics such as how to recognize, reduce, and prevent workplace health and safety hazards. Those who take this class will also explore employer responsibilities, workers’ rights, and how to file complaints properly.
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Going Beyond Safety – Why Safety Is Important

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Regardless of the nature of a particular business, hazards exist and mishaps can occur. Any workplace could be a setting in which the potential for injury is high. Some of the most common perils in the workplace include electrical issues, chemicals that are harmful to humans, and dangerous equipment.
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Helpful Summary of OSHA Regulations and Requirements

The Occupational and Safety Administration (OSHA) has been assigned two primary functions by the Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Act. Those functions are to set standards in the workplace, as well as to implement inspections to be sure that employers provide a safe work environment. In some cases, employers may need to change various practices and processes in order to comply with the accepted standards. Employers are required to know and comply with the OSHA standards. This may involve ensuring that employees use protective equipment along with complying with the rules that are applicable to them. The work environment must be kept free of hazards that could cause serious harm to employees.
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Install and Maintain Emergency Fixtures to Reduce Workplace Accidents

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The workplace can be a dangerous place, especially in work environments that contain hazardous materials – such as gases and chemicals.

Workers can experience injuries to the eyes, the skin, and the limbs, and they may even be involved in fatal workplace accidents.
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