10 Hour General Industry


Designated Training Topics. This training program is intended to provide entry level general industry workers information about their rights, employer responsibilities, and how to file a complaint as well as how to identify, abate, avoid and prevent job related hazards on a job site. The training covers a variety of general industry safety and health hazards which a worker may encounter. Training should emphasize hazard identification, avoidance, control and prevention, not OSHA standards. Instructional time must be a minimum of 10 hours. The minimum topic requirements are as follows:

  • Mandatory – 7 hours
    • Introduction to OSHA – 2 hours.
      • Covers workers’ rights, employer responsibilities and how to file a complaint. It includes helpful worker safety and health resources. It also provides samples of a weekly fatality and catastrophe report, safety data sheet and the OSHA Log of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses.
      • Materials include an Instructor Guide, PowerPoint slides, student handouts, and participatory activities.
    • Walking and Working Surfaces, including fall protection – 1 hour.
    • Exit Routes, Emergency Action Plans, Fire Prevention Plans, and Fire Protection – 1 hour.
    • Electrical – 1 hour.
    • Personal Protective Equipment – 1 hour.
    • Hazard Communication – 1 hour.
  • Elective – 2 hours. Must present at least two hours of training on the following topics. At least two topics must be presented. The minimum length of any topic is one-half hour.
    • Hazardous Materials
    • Materials Handling
    • Machine Guarding
    • Introduction to Industrial Hygiene
    • Bloodborne Pathogens
    • Ergonomics
    • Safety and Health Program
    • Fall Protection

Optional – 1 hour. Teach other general industry hazards or policies and/or expand on the mandatory or elective topics. The minimum length of any topic is one-half hour.

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