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Definition - What does OSHA 30 mean?

OSHA 30 is an outreach and voluntary training program provided by Occupational Safety Health Administration (OSHA), United States Department of Labor. It provides 30 hours of training to the mid-level employees and supervisors touching on appreciation, prevention, avoidance and reduction of safety and health hazards in the workplace. It also enriches the employees' knowledge on their rights, employer responsibilities and procedures for complaining and suggestions. OSHA 30 does not meet training requirements for any OSHA standard.

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Safeopedia explains OSHA 30

The OSHA 30 hour training program is intended training of the supervisor and mid-level employees. The program helps the trainees to be more knowledgeable about workplace hazards, their rights and contribution to the total national productivity. The training program is 100% online and can be completed in segments, 24/7.

OSHA 30 hour training course is on the following categories:

  • Construction industry - topics include hazard communication, fire prevention, scaffolds, electrical, fall protection, excavations, cranes, personal protective equipment (PPE), health hazards in construction, welding cutting, OSHA inspection procedures, OSHA construction standards for compliance etc.
  • General industry - topics include personal protective equipment (PPE), flammable and combustible liquids, machine guarding, lockout tag out procedures, fire detection and prevention, industrial hygiene, important OSHA standards for compliance etc.
  • Maritime industry - topics include personal protective equipment (PPE), walking and working surfaces, fall protection, scaffolding, machine guarding, lockout tag out procedures, electrical, confined and enclosed spaces, fire protection, hazard communications, hazardous materials, respiratory protection, hot work, welding, burning cutting, material handling, blood borne pathogens, exposure plan, universal precautions, spills and decontamination, machine guarding, ergonomics and proper lifting techniques etc.

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