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OSHA training articles and resources that cover what OSHA training is, explore different types of training courses, and assess how training impacts other OSHA mandates and requirements.

Back Injuries in Construction: Overview & Prevention

Working in the construction industry is demanding, and employees and contractors can face a variety of hazards on the jobsite.  There are so many different ways in which workers can get injured, including falls, cuts and bruises, and being struck by falling objects.  That being said, back injuries are by far one of the most …

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Construction Back Injuries

Types of Aerial Lifts covered in OSHA training

Construction lifts are a critical piece of equipment on any job site. There are many types of aerial work machines that lift employees to access high, difficult to reach work areas.  Navigating the various kinds of man lifts can be confusing as they share some similarities, but each serves a distinct purpose.  So, what is …

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Avoid OSHA citations for HAZCOM: Compliance Guide

Depending on which industry you are involved in, you might have to deal with federal agencies that regulate chemicals in commerce. A smorgasbord of federal regulations apply to the manufacturer, production , distribution, sale, transport, storage, use, and proper disposal of chemicals. The Department of Labor (DOL) and the Department of Transportation (DOT) plus the …

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OSHA 10 Construction Vs 10 horas de capacitación en la industria general: ¿cuál necesito?

La capacitación es un requisito obligatorio para el cumplimiento de OSHA, sin embargo, puede ser una tarea abrumadora determinar quién necesita capacitación de OSHA, qué tipo y cuánto tiempo debe durar el programa según el puesto de trabajo. A continuación, desglosamos los diferentes tipos de capacitación de OSHA y quién necesita qué, cuándo y cómo. …

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OSHA 10 Construction Vs 10 horas de capacitación en la industria general

A Safe Workplace: How Does OSHA Enforce Its Standards?

For employers, creating a safe working environment is of the utmost importance to both the well-being of workers, and the ultimate success of the organization.  To ensure workplaces in the United States adhere to safety regulations and standards, OSHA, or the Occupational Safety and Health Administration is one of the most important government agencies when …

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How does OSHA enforce its standards?

What Employers Should Know: OSHA Outreach Training

OSHA training provides the fundamentals needed to ensure safe workplaces.  Contrary to common belief –  OSHA considers each training optional, although that being said , completion is mandated by law in some states that require OSHA 10 training, and some other jurisdictions.  Whatever the status, enrolling in an online or in-person course and getting OSHA …

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OSHA Outreach Training What to Know

Noise Hazards in the Workplace Explained

Noise hazards are a serious concern in the construction industry, as they can cause permanent hearing loss and other health problems for workers. OSHA Rules on Noise Hazards According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), noise exposure is one of the most prevalent occupational health hazards in construction.  OSHA sets legal limits on …

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Noise Hazards in Construction

OSHA 30 Hour Construction: Training Overview

If you work in the construction industry, you may have heard of the OSHA 30 hour construction course. This course is designed to provide workers with basic and more advanced training about common safety and health hazards on the job site.  It is also a requirement for some employers and states to ensure compliance with …

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About OSHA: An Overview

OSHA stands for Occupational Safety and Health Administration, a federal agency that was created in 1971 to ensure safe and healthful working conditions for workers by setting and enforcing standards and by providing training, outreach, education and assistance. OSHA is part of the United States Department of Labor and covers most private-sector employers and their …

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About OSHA 2023

Top 10 OSHA Violations 2023

Patrick Kapust, deputy director of OSHA’s Directorate of Enforcement (DEP), presented preliminary data at a recent National Safety Council event in San Diego, detailing OSHA violations occurring from October 1, 2021, to September 6, 2022. Note that this tally includes federal OSHA data only; data collected from state OSHA agencies is not included. The infographic …

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Top 10 OSHA Violations of 2022

Which States Require OSHA 10 Certification?

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recommends Outreach training as an orientation to occupational health and safety for workers.  Some specific states do REQUIRE OSHA Outreach training as opposed to simply recommending that employees receive 10 hour training in the OSHA mandated topics, and have enacted laws mandating the 10hr and/or 30hr OSHA training …

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Benefits of OSHA 10 Hour in the Building and Construction Trades

OSHA 10 certification training saves lives and reduces accidents and illnesses across the building and construction trades. Three examples from a survey of 195 workers on self-reported actions before and after training concluded that 75% of trainees carried items whilst on ladders before training, and after training only 26% did so, 37% of trainees reported …

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Hidden Challenges of Remote OSHA 10 Training

With COVID-19 still showing no signs of abating, remote OSHA 10 hour training is at the front of everyone’s mind right now.  Recent global events have thrust remote training into the spotlight, but this has just sped up a process that was happening anyway as remote online training becomes the preferred way to train. In …

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Reporting OSHA Labor Violations

Under the OSHA Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, employees and their authorized representatives have the right to file complaints about serious hazards and further to request an OSHA official to visit and inspect their workplaces and investigate concerns.  Employers must comply with OSHA standards detailed in the act including the bloodborne pathogens standard, …

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What is the OSHA Hazard Communication Standard?

Risks, or the circumstance in which people are exposed to hazards, will always be a situation where every company cannot avoid. While technology progresses and workplace practices and approaches evolve, employers and workers must conform in terms of abilities, experience, expertise, knowledge, and values. Providing workers with appropriate and consistent training will assist businesses in …

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OSHA Training for Janitorial & Housekeeping Employees

This article reviews why OSHA 10 Hour General Workplace training for janitorial employees is necessary and important. Workers in many occupations, including Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs), firefighters, housekeeping personnel in some industries, employees that handle contaminated waste or trash, and healthcare personnel, may be at risk of exposure to bloodborne pathogens, slips trips and falls and …

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OSHA Bloodborne Pathogen Training for Firefighters and EMS

In 1991, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued the Bloodborne Pathogens Standard on occupational exposure to bloodborne pathogens (29 CFR 1910.1030).  In accordance with OSHA’s regulations under this standard, fire and EMS (emergency medical services) employers are required to provide initial hire and annual refresher bloodborne pathogens training for firefighters to all employees. …

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Bloodborne Pathogens Training for Firefighters
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