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Invest in safety

Management, Safety & Codes | August 1, 2012 | By:

Invest 10 hours of training to ensure safety for your workers.

It’s not mandatory … or legislated. That’s the first good news.

The Outreach Training Program by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is a voluntary program with a purpose of promoting workplace safety and health and to make workers more knowledgeable about workplace hazards and their rights.

The OSHA Outreach Training Program was initiated in 1971, and has grown significantly in recent years. The train-the-trainer format expands the reach of the program to increase training availability. Between fiscal years 2005 and 2010, more than 3.5 million workers were trained in job hazard recognition and avoidance through the program.

Designed for workers

The OSHA Outreach Training Program provides training on the recognition, avoidance, abatement and prevention of workplace hazards. Outreach classes also provide overview information regarding OSHA, including workers’ rights, employer responsibilities and how to file a complaint.

Program benefits include:

  • peer training to promote safety culture.
  • hands-on activities.
  • training topics that can be tailored to specific needs of the audience.
  • outreach training content, including hazard recognition and avoidance, workers’ rights, employer responsibilities and how to file a complaint.

The 10-hour training program is primarily intended for entry-level workers and is available in languages other than English (Spanish, Polish, etc.). The training is intended to cover an overview of the hazards a worker may encounter on a job site.

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