Definition - What does OSHA 10 mean?
OSHA 10 is an outreach and voluntary training program provided by Occupational Safety Health Administration (OSHA), United States Department of Labor. It provides 10 hours of training to the workers and employees touching on appreciation, prevention, avoidance and reduction of safety and health hazards in the workplace. It also enriches the workers knowledge on their rights, employer responsibilities and procedures for complaints and suggestions. OSHA 10 does not meet training requirements for any OSHA standard.
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Safeopedia explains OSHA 10
The OSHA 10 hour training program is intended for the training of entry level workers. The program helps to ensure that the workers are 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 10 hour training course is on the following categories:
Construction industry - topics include fall protection, personal protective equipment (PPE), scaffolding, 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, 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.