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What Is It?

10-Hour OSHA Hazard Recognition Training Online Course

Who Is It For?

Entry-Level Workers in Construction and General Industry

Why?

Provides OSHA 10-Hour Wallet Card

How?

Affordable, 100% Online Courses

About the OSHA 10-Hour Online Course

The American Safety Council provides two OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) 10-hour training courses available online that fulfill state and employer requirements for OSHA authorized training. These OSHA 10 courses—one for Construction and one for General Industry—are designed to educate workers on workplace safety, reduce jobsite hazards, and provide basic awareness training on the recognition, avoidance, abatement and prevention of health and safety hazards in the workplace.

How Do I Know Which OSHA 10 Training Course to Take?

The OSHA 10-hour training online course for the construction industry is for those in construction-related fields who need workplace safety training, while the general industry courses are usually for anyone else working in a “general industry,” such as healthcare, manufacturing or storage.

  • The OSHA 10-hour training course for construction teaches recognition, avoidance, abatement and prevention of safety and health hazards in workplaces, in addition to workplace safety training and education specifically for construction workers, foremen and job supervisors, construction site inspectors, and those in building development.
  • The OSHA 10-hour training course for general industry familiarizes workers with OSHA standards and safety and health hazards in workplaces. New workers in the manufacturing, healthcare, hospitality and operations industries should select this training.

Take an OSHA 10 Course with American Safety Council

100% Online

Enjoy the flexibility of staying at home and taking the course from any web-enabled device, including a smartphone or laptop.

Provides OSHA Wallet Card

Our online OSHA 10-hour construction and general industry training includes a wallet card as proof of completion.

Affordable Program

Our training courses are some of the most affordable and are geared for busy, on-the-go individuals.

24/7 Course Access

You can access the course 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Audio Narration

As you go through the OSHA 10 course, you have the option to listen to a narrated version of each module.

Interactive Training

Throughout our OSHA courses, you will participate in a variety of stimulating exercises to help you retain the information you’re learning.

Email Support from Instructors

If you need help at any point during the course, you can email a course instructor for guidance.

Access to Study Guides

Prepare for the final test with free downloadable and printable study guides.

OSHA 10 Requirements

  • OSHA requires the 10-hour online training courses to be completed within six months from the date you begin the course.
  • The OSHA 10 minimum passing score is 70%.
  • You have three chances to pass the OSHA 10 online test.

Why OSHA 10 Training Is Important

After you successfully complete an OSHA 10 training course, you will be able to:

  • Recognize, avoid, abate and prevent safety and health hazards in workplaces
  • Understand all types of safety and health issues in the workplace, giving you the ability to ensure your jobsite is up to code
  • Follow OSHA construction industry standards and regulations
  • Distinguish between your company’s specific workplace policies and the ones discussed in the course training
  • Contribute to a safer and healthier workplace
Construction workers looking at blueprints inside construction site.

OSHA 10-Hour Construction Training

The American Safety Council’s online OSHA 10-hour course provides workers with the ability to identify, predict, prevent and stop potential hazards in the workplace. Our 10-hour training for construction covers specific OSHA standards and requirements as they apply to the construction industry. Entry level workers in construction, building development and other related fields may be required to take this training.

What Courses Are Included in OSHA 10-Hour Construction Training?

  • Safety and health hazards in the construction industry
  • Material handling hazards
  • Hand and power tool hazards
  • OSHA-supported workers’ rights
  • PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) rules and regulations
  • OSHA-Sanctioned employer responsibility
  • OSHA’s Focus Four hazards for the construction industry

What Topics Are Covered in OSHA 10-Hour Construction Training?

The OSHA 10-hour construction course covers important health and safety workplace topics that familiarize new workers with construction industry standards. Some of these training topics include:

  • An introduction to OSHA
  • How to identify cultural challenges that exist in the workplace
  • Focus Four hazard training, including how to identify, describe and protect yourself from fall, electrocution, caught-in or -between and struck-by hazards
  • Material handling and storage

Benefits of the American Safety Council’s OSHA 10-Hour Construction Training Course

  • Accepted by OSHA Training Institute (OTI)
  • 24/7 course access from any web-enabled device
  • Audio narration
  • Interactive exercises
  • Real-life case studies
  • Downloadable and printable study guides for final exam
  • Option to complete the course in sections
  • Access to your course instructor via email
  • Ability to take the course in Spanish

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Do I Have to Complete the 10-Hour Training All at Once?

You can complete this training course at your own pace. You can take the entire course in two days or repeatedly come back to where you left off, as long as you finish within six months of your start date.

Because our OSHA 10-hour training online course is organized into sections, you have plenty of time to pace yourself and take extended breaks when needed.

Learning Objectives of OSHA 10-Hour Construction Training

Following the successful completion of your OSHA 10-hour construction training, you should be able to:

  1. Recognize worker rights under OSHA
  2. Understand employer responsibilities under OSHA
  3. Identify and protect against major slip and fall hazards, caught-in or -between hazards, struck-by hazards, hand and power tool hazards, material handling hazards and electrocution hazards
  4. Select appropriate PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) and lifesaving equipment
  5. Identify major health hazards in the construction industry
  6. Recognize the role of the workforce and management in improving the current culture
Carpenter Using Plane In Woodworking Woodshop

OSHA 10-Hour General Industry Training

The American Safety Council’s online OSHA 10-hour general industry training course provides general safety and hazard training and education for workers in the manufacturing, healthcare, factory operations, warehousing and storage industries. Enrollment and completion of the OSHA 10-Hour General Industry Training will result in workers learning how to predict, prevent, identify and stop common health hazards in workplaces.

What Courses Are Included in the OSHA 10-Hour General Industry Training?

  • Slip, trip and fall protection
  • Fixed and portable ladder safety
  • Exit routes and emergency action plans
  • Dangers of electrical hazards
  • Fire prevention and protection
  • PPE (Personal Protective Equipment)
  • Difference between chronic and acute health ailments
  • Dangers of unguarded equipment
  • Workers’ rights

What Topics Are Covered in an OSHA 10-Hour General Industry Training?

A variety of topics are covered in the OSHA 10-Hour General Industry Training, including an introduction to OSHA, emergency exit routes, material handling and more. Below are some additional topics that are covered in the training:

  • Difference between walking and working surfaces
  • Hazard communications
  • Bloodborne pathogen introduction
  • PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) rules and regulations

Benefits of the American Safety Council's OSHA 10-Hour General Industry Training Course

  • 24/7 course access from any web-enabled device
  • Audio narration
  • Interactive exercises
  • Real-life case studies
  • Final exam study guides that you can download and print
  • Access to an OSHA training instructor
  • Issuance of an official Department of Labor OSHA 10-Hour Card

Do I Have to Complete the 10-Hour Training All at Once?

You can complete the OSHA 10-Hour training course in two days or span the training over multiple days, coming back to where you left off. As long as you finish the course within six months of starting, you have the flexibility to go at your own pace.

Learning Objectives of OSHA 10-Hour General Industry Training

Following the successful completion of your OSHA 10-hour general industry training, you should be able to:

  1. Recognize worker rights under OSHA
  2. Recognize employer responsibilities under OSHA
  3. Protect oneself from slip, trip and fall hazards
  4. Identify the hazards and controls associated with all types of ladders (fixed and portable)
  5. Understand fire safety, prevention and protection
  6. Describe the types of electrical hazards and their effect on the human body
  7. Protect oneself from exposure to all types of hazards, including flammable, material handling, electrical and health hazards
  8. Select appropriate personal protective equipment
  9. Know when personal protective equipment is required
  10. Identify properties of chemicals used at your workplace
  11. Identify the major differences between acute and chronic health effects
  12. Recognize the role of the workforce and management in improving the current culture

Why American Safety Council?

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Commonly Asked OSHA 10 Questions

What Is OSHA?

OSHA stands for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and is part of the U.S. Department of Labor. OSHA is responsible for assuring safe and healthful working conditions for working men and women by setting and enforcing certain workplace standards and by providing training, outreach, education and assistance.

How Does OSHA Affect My Employment?

Under federal law, you have the right to a safe workplace. Your employer, therefore, must provide a workplace free of health and safety hazards. With the proper OSHA training, you will be able to recognize whether or not your job site meets OSHA industry standards and determine if workplace conditions are safe.

If you believe working conditions are unsafe or unhealthy, you may file a confidential complaint with OSHA and ask for an inspection. If possible, you are encouraged to bring the conditions to your employer’s attention.

When you file a complaint, it is illegal for an employer to fire, demote, transfer or retaliate against you. If you believe you have been retaliated against, you are able to file a whistleblower complaint within 30 days of the alleged retaliation.

Is OSHA Training Mandatory?

While OSHA 10-hour courses are generally voluntary, some states including New York, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Missouri, and Nevada have mandated laws that require workers to successfully complete the 10-hour training before working on a job site. Some employers will also make OSHA training mandatory for new employees before they begin working.

How Do I Complete the OSHA 10-Hour Training Course?

The American Safety Council’s OSHA 10-Hour Training courses can be completed online. With 24/7 access, you may go at your own pace and are allowed to take up to six months to finish the course.

Are Training Materials Provided to Take the OSHA 10-Hour Course?

Students taking the online OSHA 10-hour course for either general industry or construction can download and print out a free PDF study guide to use throughout the course and help them prepare for the final exam. You’ll also have access to your course trainer. The course and exam are 100% online and you have three chances to pass the test.

How Do I Earn My OSHA Card?

In order to receive your official Department of Labor OSHA Card, you must take a course that is validated by an OSHA Training Institute (OTI) Education Center. Be aware that there are OSHA training courses available that provide a certificate of completion or wallet card, but they’re not issued by the DOL.

After you’ve successfully completed the online course, you’ll be able to download a certificate that serves as temporary proof of completion until your OSHA wallet card arrives in the mail. 

Do I Need a Department of Labor OSHA Card?

It depends on your state laws and your employer. Official Department of Labor Cards are required in many states, such as New York, and on certain types of job sites, including oil rigs and any governmental job site. Only an authorized OSHA Outreach course can issue Department of Labor cards.

If you aren’t sure whether or not you need an official DOL card, check with your employer or review your state laws regarding OSHA training.

Will My OSHA Card Expire?

Because OSHA 10-hour courses are voluntary, the course completion cards for construction, general industry and disaster site do not expire. However, your state, private employer, municipality or government agency has the right to make an OSHA 10-hour course mandatory and set an expiration date for the card.

If this is the case, you will need to take a current and valid OSHA 10-hour construction or general industry training course, like the ones provided online by the American Safety Council.

How Do I Get a Replacement OSHA Card?

If you need to obtain a replacement OSHA 10-hour card, contact your online OSHA 10-hour training provider. The only way to request a replacement card from OSHA for any student is through the OSHA 10-hour course provider who oversaw the course you completed. If you have taken OSHA 10 training through the American Safety Council, contact your online provider for a replacement card. A replacement card can only be issued if the class was taken within the last five years.

Are All OSHA 10-Hour Courses Valid?

There are some trainers who fraudulently represent themselves as authorized OSHA 10-hour trainers. Fraudulent trainers should be reported to the OSHA Training and Education Division.

The American Safety Council is the #1 trusted OSHA training provider and is a market leader in authoring and delivery of e-Learning education and training to address transportation and workplace safety. U.S. employers will find this training useful in meeting their training obligations outlined in OSHA Standards 29 C.F.R. 1926.21(B)(2).

How Do I Confirm My Trainer Is Authorized?

Authorized trainers will have a card that contains the the trainer’s name and authorization expiration date on the front of the card. The card will also list the Authorizing Training Organization (ATO) which authorized the trainer to deliver Outreach classes. The American Safety Council is authorized to provide OSHA 10-Hour Training courses to students.