What is OSHA Outreach Training (OSHA 10 and OSHA 30)?
The Department of Labor’s OSHA Outreach Training program offers a comprehensive overview of common environmental, health and safety topics. These include topics such as lockout/tagout, fall protection, personal protective equipment, and several more. The Outreach program offers 10- and 30-hour programs for Construction, General Industry, and the Maritime Industry. There is also a program category for Disaster Site Workers. See https://www.osha.gov/dte/outreach/ for more details.
Who Can Provide OSHA Outreach Training (OSHA 10 and OSHA 30)?
Certain in-person and online trainers are authorized to deliver DOL OSHA 10 Outreach training, and issue DOL cards certifying that the learner successfully completed this training.
Who Needs Outreach Training (OSHA 10 and OSHA 30) Department of Labor (DOL) Certification Cards?
Under the OSHA Outreach Training program, learners are issued a certification card provided by the Department of Labor (DOL). In some instances, OSHA 10 or 30 cards may be required for workers. These are usually situations where workers will be working on certain federal contracting projects. Some states also require DOL cards to work on contracts issued by those states.
Who Does Not Need Outreach Training (OSHA 10 and OSHA 30) Department of Labor (DOL) Certification Cards?
Most workers would benefit from the kind of EHS overview provided by the OSHA Outreach Training curriculum, and many employers want their employees to have this valuable overview training. However, most workers do not need to have a Department of Labor certification card, unless required by their employer.
SafetySkills offers its OSHA 10 Unregulated training program for EHS managers who want to provide their workers with equivalent OSHA 10 training, but who do not want or need to send their workers through a regulated program.
The SafetySkills OSHA 10 Unregulated course covers all the same points covered in the OSHA Outreach Training guidelines. As with any OSHA Outreach Training program, the SafetySkills OSHA 10 Unregulated course does not fully meet all OSHA training requirements contained in the Code of Federal Regulations. In many instances, employers will still need to provide workers with more in-depth, site-specific training to be fully compliant. However, this course provides a baseline awareness of life-critical environmental, safety and health topics.