Background: OSHA's Outreach Training Program is a voluntary training program through which OSHA authorizes trainers to teach construction and general industry occupational safety and health standards. This outreach effort, aimed at promoting workplace safety and health, has been authorizing trainers since 1971.
General industry outreach trainers are authorized to conduct 10- and 30-hour courses and are eligible to receive OSHA course completion cards to issue to their students.
The 10-hour program is intended to provide instruction on a variety of general industry safety and health standards to entry level participants.
Of the topics listed below, four hours are mandatory and three hours must be chosen from options provided. The required topics account for 7 hours of the 10-hour program. To fulfill the 10-hour training requirements, the training will include any OSHA standard that applies to general industry, which meets the needs of the trainees.
REQUIRED COURSE TOPICS
Introduction to OSHA, OSHA Act/General Duty Clause 5(a)(1),
Inspections, Citations, and Penalties (CFR Part 1903)
Subpart D: Walking and Working Surfaces
Subparts E & L: Means of Egress and Fire Protection
Subpart S: Electrical
Choose Three of the Following Topics (One Hour Each):
Hazardous Materials (Subpart H)
Personal Protective Equipment (Subpart I)
Machine Guarding (Subpart O)
Hazard Communication (Subpart Z)
Bloodborne Pathogens (Subpart Z)
Safety and Health Programs
Other General Industry Topics Include:
Hazardous Waste Operations, Emergency Response, &
Process Safety Management
General Environmental Controls
Lockout / Tagout (One or Two Hours)
Permit Required Confined Spaces (One or Two Hours)
Materials Handling (One Hour)
Welding, Cutting, and Brazing
29 CFR 1904, Recordkeeping, OSHA Forms #200 and 101
Powered Platforms, Manlifts & Vehicle-Mounted Work
Medical and First Aid
Hand and Portable Powered Tools
Other than Hazard Communication
Safety and health Program Management