OSHA 10 Hour General Industry Safety and Health Training

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The 10-hour General Industry Safety and Health Program is intended to provide workers with some safety responsibility a greater depth and variety of training on an expanded list of topics associated with workplace hazards in general industry.

The Program provides training for workers and employers on the recognition, avoidance, abatement, and prevention of safety and health hazards in their workplaces. The program also provides information regarding workers’ rights, employer responsibilities, and how to file a complaint.

This 10-hour program is intended to provide workers with awareness of common job-related safety and health hazards. It is primarily intended for entry-level workers.

To complete this certification trainees must complete all courses within 90 days of enrollment and pass all quizzes with an 80% pass grade.

Compliant with OSHA Standards

Multiple OSHA 1910 Standards

OSHA 10 Hour General Workplace Safety & Health - Curriculum

1. Introduction to OSHA

  • Discuss OSHA’s mission as stated in the OSHact of 1970.
  • Summarize where to find OSHA’s standards in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR).
  • Discuss how OSHA enforces standards, including issuing citations and assessing penalties.
  • Describe the various OSHA resources to help employers develop a safe workplace.
  • List and describe the OSHA Alliance Program, SHARP, and VPP opportunities for employers.
  • Discuss employer and employee responsibilities under the OSHAact of 1970.
  • Define and give examples of “recognized hazards.”
  • Describe the various workers’ rights and whistleblower protections.

2. Hazard Communication

  • Describe the basic sections of the HCS 2012 standard.
  • Describe benefits of the Global Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS).
  • Define “hazardous substances” and give examples of physical and health hazards.
  • Describe the chemical effects and four primary routes of entry when employees are exposed.
  • Discuss the “Hierarchy of Controls” for controlling chemical hazards.
  • List the types of chemical containers and the labeling requirements for each type.
  • Describe the nine HCS pictograms and the hazards they represent.
  • Discuss the purpose of the safety data sheet (SDS).
  • Describe the SDS requirements for manufacturers, distributors, importers and employers.
  • List and describe each of the required 16 sections of the SDS.
  • Discuss employee training requirements for the HCS 2012 program.
  • Discuss HCS 2012 requirements on multi-employer worksites.

3. Emergency Action and Fire Prevention Plans

  • List key elements in the Emergency Action Plan (EAP).
  • Discuss reporting requirements under the EAP.
  • Describe a typical evacuation procedure if a fire occurs.
  • Discuss important requirements for exit routes.
  • Describe evacuation warden requirements and duties.
  • Discuss requirements for employees who do not evacuate.
  • Discuss requirements for accounting for employees and assembly areas.
  • Identify important points when coordinating with fire, rescue, and medical services.
  • Describe responsibilities for Fire Prevention Plan (FPP) managers and administrators.
  • Discuss FPP responsibilities for supervisors and employees.
  • Describe the requirement for a written FPP and identify components.
  • Identify at least five best practices under the FPP.
  • List and give examples of the various fire hazards in the workplace.
  • Identify and describe the two primary types of fire extinguishing systems.
  • Describe the PASS method for using fire extinguishers.
  • Describe FPP education and training requirements for managers, supervisors, and employees.

4. Personal Protective Equipment

  • Discuss general employer responsibilities related to personal protective equipment (PPE).
  • Describe the limitations on the use of back belts, work clothing, and defective equipment.
  • Describe the best practices for selecting PPE.
  • Identify the five basic topic areas required for PPE training.
  • Describe the types of eye and face protection and give examples of their use.
  • Identify and describe the five types of respirators and the proper use of each type.
  • Contrast non-powered and powered air-purifying respirators.
  • Describe the use of supplied-air respirators (SARs) and self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA).
  • Identify at least five tasks that might require the use of head protection.
  • Identify the two types and three classes of protective helmets.
  • Discuss the hazards from which hand protection is necessary to protect employees.
  • Describe at least four types of gloves and the materials of which they are made.
  • Discuss criteria for the selection of protective footwear.
  • Identify at least three types of electrical protective equipment.
  • Identify at least three types of hearing protectors and the advantages of each.

5. Walking Working Surfaces & Fall Protection

  • Describe the general requirements for good housekeeping practices.
  • List at least five best practices for safe ladder use.
  • Describe the “three-point-control” and correct ladder angle guidelines for portable ladders.
  • Describe at least five guidelines for the safe use of fixed ladders, mobile ladder stands, and platforms.
  • List at least five requirements for the design of standard, spiral, and alternating tread-type stairs.
  • Identify guidelines for the safe use of dockboards.
  • Describe requirements for rope descent system use, capacity, care, and maintenance.
  • Discuss training and retraining requirements for the hazards associated with falls.
  • Describe the three primary fall protection systems for use while working at heights.
  • Describe the fall protection systems used to protect employees working around holes, openings, runways and ramps, pits and over dangerous equipment.
  • Describe the safety guidelines while climbing fixed ladders.
  • Describe stairway guardrail, stair rail, and hand rail requirements.
  • Describe the safety requirements while working on low-slope roofs, including the use of designated areas.
  • List the components and describe the requirements for guardrail systems.
  • Describe the fall protection requirements for stairways, handrails, and stair rail systems
  • Describe safe practices when using fixed ladders.
  • Discuss the design and safety requirements for toeboards.

6. Electrical Safety

  • Identify and describe the two primary OSHA electrical safety standards.
  • Describe the benefits of an electrical safety program.
  • Identify at least 10 electrical hazards commonly found in the workplace.
  • Define “volt,” “ampere,” and “ohm.”
  • Discuss the difference between a series and parallel electrical circuit.
  • Describe the factors that cause electrical shocks.
  • Discuss the hazards associated with working around high voltage.
  • Describe the hazards associated with static electricity.
  • Discuss how overload conditions occur and electrical protective devices.
  • List the three factors causing most electrical injuries.
  • Describe the importance of and types of electrical insulation.
  • Describe methods for effectively guarding electrical equipment.
  • Define the term, “grounding,” and give examples.
  • List and give examples of circuit protection devices.
  • Describe general safe work practices when working around electrical circuits.
  • Discuss how to protect against energized parts and unexpected startup.
  • Describe protection while working around overhead power lines

7. Ergonomic Hazards in General Industry

  • Define ergonomics and the risks inherent with the worker, task, and environment.
  • Discuss risk factors in the worker including: age, gender, physical activity, strength and anthropometry (scientific study of the measurements & proportions of the human body).
  • Discuss risk factors in the task including: force, vibration, repetition, recovery time, duration twisting, and posture.
  • Discuss risk factors in the environment including: illumination, sound, temperature, and psychosocial.
  • Define and give examples of work-related musculoskeletal disorders (MDSs).
  • Describe the “Hierarchy of Controls” and how it relates to ergonomics improvement.
  • Define and give examples of ergonomics “engineering controls.”
  • Define and give examples of ergonomics “administrative controls.”
  • Define and give examples of ergonomics “personal protective equipment.”
  • Describe safe lifting techniques.
  • Describe the steps in prioritizing making ergonomic improvements.

8. Hearing Protection

  • Define “sound” and “noise” and discuss how they differ in meaning.
  • Describe how sound is measured in the decibel system.
  • Discuss the affects to hearing of exposure to excessive noise and hazardous chemicals in the workplace.
  • Describe symptoms and ways to detect possible hearing loss.
  • Describe the methods used to evaluate noise exposure in the workplace.
  • Identify and describe the two basic types of sound level meters used to evaluate noise levels in the workplace.
  • Describe the three primary strategies in the Hierarchy of Controls for hearing protection.
  • Give an example of an engineering control to eliminate or reduce noise at the source.
  • Give at least three examples of administrative controls to limit exposure to excessive noise in the workplace.
  • Describe the three types of hearing protective devices (HPDs) commonly used in the workplace.
  • Define and describe the concept of “attenuation” as it relates to hearing protection.
  • Describe employee training requirements in the Hearing Conservation Program.
  • List and describe the five components of the Hearing Conservation Program.
  • Describe basic employee responsibilities related to hearing protection.

9. Industrial Hygiene

  • Define industrial hygiene and role of the industrial hygienist in protecting employees.
  • Describe the worksite analysis process.
  • Identify the hazard and exposure control strategies within the “Hierarchy of Controls.”
  • Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of hazard and exposure control strategies.
  • Describe the factors affecting indoor and outdoor air quality.
  • List at least five air contaminants common in the workplace.
  • Define “toxic,” and describe the factors that cause chemicals to be considered toxic.
  • List and describe the four primary routes of chemical exposure.
  • Describe common biological hazards workers might be exposed to in general industry and construction.
  • List and describe biological agents, including anthrax, avian flu, bloodborne pathogens and botulism, causing disease.
  • List the common physical health hazards to which workers are exposed.
  • Describe the two common forms of radiation and give examples of how employees might be exposed.
  • Define “noise” and OSHA’s permissible exposure limit (PEL) and “Action Level.”
  • Give one example of reducing noise through engineering controls, administrative controls, and personal protective equipment.
  • Describe OSHA’s recommendation for temperatures and humidity in the workplace.
  • Define “ergonomics” and give examples of ergonomic solutions for injuries due to repetitive motion and vibration.

10. Accident Investigation

  • Discuss the concept of “accident investigation.”
  • Identify OSHA accident reporting requirements.
  • List and describe at least five types of accidents, and those that are most common.
  • Identify the basic elements of an effective accident investigation program.
  • Describe the best practices for securing and documenting an accident scene.
  • Describe important considerations for interviewing witnesses.
  • Define “actor” and “action,” and give an example of each in an event.
  • Describe the process of developing a sequence of events leading up to the accident event.
  • Define “analysis” and give an example of a simple analysis process.
  • Identify and describe the three primary phases of accident investigation cause analysis.
  • Define “surface cause” and “root cause,” and give examples of each.
  • Describe possible short-term corrective actions that can be taken to correct surface causes.
  • Describe possible long-term system improvements to correct safety management system weaknesses.
  • Describe the five strategies, in order of priority, within the “Hierarchy of Controls.”
  • Discuss how to best “sell” management on the recommendations given as a result of the investigation.
  • List and describe each of the five sections of the accident report.


Training Time


20 Quizzes

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