OSHA 30 Hour Construction

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Reduce lost-time injuries by up to 66% by training workers or contractors with the OSHA Outreach Program for Construction. The 30-hour construction safety course is a successful online training program. Our online course guides your workforce with instruction in a variety of general construction safety and health standards. As you might have guessed, with an OSHA 30-hour course, recipients are required to spend a minimum of 30-hours in online training.

Who’s OSHA-30 For?

This course is intended for construction workers who hold any sense of responsibility. This can include foremen, superintendents, project managers, safety coordinators, or safety specialists.  OSHA recommends Outreach Training Program courses as an orientation to occupational safety and health for workers.

Why Do People Take the OSHA 30 Hour Course?

Many professionals in the construction industry take OSHA courses to meet employer or state requirements. Be sure to check the details of both parties in order to ensure expectations are being met. Additionally, we recommend that anyone currently working or planning to work in construction takes the OSHA-10 or OSHA-30 in order to familiarize themselves with the environment. 

Course Topics

Core topics of the OSHA 30 Hour include:

Introduction to OSHA, Managing Safety and Health, Struck and Caught Hazards, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), Hearing Conservation, Respiratory Protection, Lead and Crystalline Silica, Asbestos, Hazard Communication, Electrical Safety, Hand and Power Tools, Fall Protection, Ladder Safety, Excavations, Scaffolds, Crane Safety, Heavy Equipment, Forklift Safety, Materials Handling, Permit-Required Confined Spaces, Fire Safety, Welding and Cutting, Concrete and Masonry, Steel Erection, and Ergonomics.

Learning Objectives
  • Explain the importance of OSHA in providing a safe and healthful workplace to workers covered by OSHA
  • Recognize how management plays a role to create a healthy and safe work environment through safety and health programs, worksite analysis to identify potential hazards on site, and levels of controls used to control exposure to hazardous materials and situations
  • Identify the struck-by and caught-in or caught-between hazards associated with serious construction-related injuries
  • Recognize the appropriate PPE to use based on a workplace evaluation and the types of hazards present
  • Identify the appropriate hearing protection for your workplace based on the hazards of excessive noise, the types of noise, the results of a noise-monitoring program, and the OSHA rules for hearing protection
  • Distinguish the appropriate respiratory protection for your workplace based on the types of airborne contaminants, the functions of different respirators, and the OSHA rules for respiratory protection
  • Identify hazards posed by lead and crystalline silica in construction and how to control and avoid them
  • Recognize the hazards of asbestos and identify ways to stay safe as you work in and around asbestos, including monitoring, communication, training, medical surveillance, PPE, and engineering controls
  • List the components of a Written Hazard Communication Program, including its purpose, the risks posed by chemicals in the workplace, and the importance of the MSDS and hazard warning labels
  • Identify safe work practices for electricity, including recognizing electrical terms, basic electrical safety principles, and electrical safety regulations
  • Understand the safety hazards associated with non-powered hand tools and identify hazards related to powered hand tools
  • Recognize types of fall hazards and how to prevent falls in your work environment by using appropriate fall protection
  • Recognize ladder hazards, types of ladder-related injuries, and how to select, inspect, and maintain ladders
  • Identify the dangers involved in excavations and the safe work practices for employees working in or near trenches and excavations
  • Understand the types of scaffolds and how to safely use them
  • Identify the safety requirements for working with or near cranes, including how to avoid accidents and how to recognize hazards
  • Recognize the safe work practices for working with or near heavy equipment
  • Recognize safe operating procedures for forklifts, workplace hazards, and how to handle special types of forklifts
  • Learn how to properly use, maintain, store, and dispose of materials
  • Identify a confined space, its hazards, the OSHA requirements for confined spaces, and the duties and responsibilities of confined space workers
  • Identify methods of fire prevention and describe OSHA requirements for fire protection
  • Outline the general safety requirements for welding and cutting and list the safety precautions
  • Identify the OSHA safety requirements for construction operations involving concrete and masonry
  • Recognize the OSHA safety requirements for steel erection activities
  • Recognize the role ergonomics plays in helping construction workers avoid work-related MSDs and identify how to avoid on-the-job injury when performing different types of activities.
OSHA Policies
  • The rules of OSHA limit all OSHA Outreach Training (classroom and online) to a maximum of 7.5 hours of daily training. Therefore, the OSHA 30-Hour must be taken over a minimum of four days.
Applicable Regulations

This course addresses regulations listed in OSHA 29 CFR 1926.

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Online Course Features
  • Multimedia
  • Narration
  • Interactivity
  • Easy navigation
  • Supplementary material
  • Links to regulations
  • Real-world scenarios
  • Objective-based exams
  • Continuing Education Units