Safety Alliance

OSHA Construction (30hr)



The 30-hour OSHA Outreach Training Program for the Construction Industry provides training for workers and employers on the recognition, avoidance, abatement, and prevention of safety and health hazards in workplaces in the construction industry. The program also provides information regarding workers’ rights, employer responsibilities, and how to file a complaint. The 30-hour Construction Outreach Training Program is intended to provide a variety of training to workers with some safety responsibility. Training should emphasize hazard identification, avoidance, control and prevention, not OSHA standards. The 30-hour program is appropriate for supervisors or workers with some safety responsibility. Through this training, OSHA helps to ensure that workers are more knowledgeable about workplace hazards and their rights, and contribute to our nation’s productivity.

Course Objectives

The topic requirements are as follows:

15 hours – Mandatory topics:

  • Introduction to OSHA
  • Managing Safety and Health
    • May include:
    • Injury and illness prevention programs
    • Job site inspections
    • Accident prevention programs
    • Management commitment and employee involvement
    • Worksite analysis
    • Hazard prevention and control
    • Accident investigations
    • How to conduct safety meetings
    • Supervisory communication
  • OSHA Focus Four Hazards
    • Falls
    • Electrocution
    • Struck-by (e.g., falling objects, trucks, cranes)
    • Caught-in or between (e.g., trench hazards, equipment)
  • Personal Protective and Lifesaving Equipment
  • Health Hazards in Construction
  • Stairways and Ladders

12 hours – Elective topics:

  • Concrete and Masonry Construction
  • Confined Space Entry
  • Cranes, Derricks, Hoists, Elevators, & Conveyors
  • Ergonomics
  • Excavations
  • Fire Protection and Prevention
  • Materials Handling, Storage, Use and Disposal
  • Motor Vehicles, Mechanized Equipment and Marine Operations; Rollover Protective Structures and Overhead Protection; and Signs, Signals and Barricades
  • Powered Industrial Vehicles
  • Safety and Health Programs
  • Scaffolds
  • Steel Erection
  • Tools – Hand and Power
  • Welding and Cutting

3 hours – Optional topics:

  • Other construction industry hazards or policies
  • Expand on the mandatory or elective topics

Additional Information

Course Length:  30 hours

Written Exam: Written competency will be evaluated at the end of each course. Incorrectly answered questions will be reviewed with student to ensure understanding before completion of course.

Retraining: OSHA training does not expire, retraining is company-specific.