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New York State requires that all construction workers involved in public works have a 10 hour Construction OSHA Card. New York City requires that construction workers involved in projects that require a Site Safety Plan, being over 100,000 square feet or over 10 stories in height, have a 10 hour Construction OSHA Card that has been issued within the past 5 years.

10 hour OSHA Training

Employers who have trained their workers with the OSHA Outreach Program for Construction have seen reductions of up to 66% in lost-time injuries. This 10-hour construction safety course is the online and the traditional classroom version of our successful program and is intended to provide instruction on a variety of general construction safety and health standards. As an OSHA 10-hour course, you are expected to spend a minimum of 10 hours in the course.

10 hour OSHA training includes a basic overview of the following topics,Course topics include: Introduction to OSHA, Struck and Caught Hazards, Electrical Safety, Fall Protection, Ladder Safety, Excavation Safety, Scaffold Safety, Materials Handling, Crane Safety, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), and Permit-Required Confined Space Entry. This gives workers a general training on the most hazardous aspects of the construction industry.

OSHA recommends Outreach Training Program courses as an orientation to occupational safety and health for workers. Workers must receive additional training, when required by OSHA standards, on the specific hazards of their job.

10 Hour OSHA Learning Outcomes

After taking this course, you will be able to:

  • Explain the importance of OSHA in providing a safe and healthful workplace to workers covered by OSHA
  • Identify struck-by and caught-in or caught-between hazards associated with serious construction-related injuries
  • Identify safe work practices around electricity, including understanding electrical terms, basic electrical safety principles, and regulations which pertain to electrical safety
  • Understand the dangers involved in excavations and how to take responsibility and work safely around trenches and excavations
  • Know types of fall hazards and how to prevent falls in your work environment by using appropriate fall protection
  • Identify the crane safety requirements for the construction industry, and explain how to avoid accidents and identify hazards when working on or around cranes
  • Understand ladder hazards and ladder-related injuries and how to select, inspect, and maintain ladders
  • Properly use, maintain, store, and dispose of materials including safe operation of cranes, rigging, and mechanical equipment
  • Identify a confined space, its hazards, requirements for confined spaces as listed under the Permit-Required Confined Spaces Standard, and duties and responsibilities of confined space workers
  • Select a variety of PPE based on a workplace evaluation and types of hazards
  • Recognize types of scaffolds and how to safely use them.