Why was a 10 Hour OSHA Safety Course Instituted?

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Since the Occupational Safety and Health Act was passed in 1970, worker fatalities have been reduced from about 38 deaths a day to 13 a day in 2011. Worker injuries and illnesses are down from 10.9 incidents per 100 workers in 1972 to fewer than 4 per 100 in 2010. With enforcement of standards as well as training, OSHA has increased safety and health for workers in the United States. Training workers on how to recognize and avoid workplace hazards is a key part of the effort to reduce injuries, illness, and deaths in the workplace. Teaching workers their rights for a safe and healthy workplace and employers their responsibilities to provide that safe environment for their employees is an important part of the goal to achieve this safety for American workers.

The U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration developed an Outreach Training Program to promote workplace safety and health and provide workers knowledge about workplace hazards and their rights. The OSHA outreach training courses give a basic foundation for workers, but employers are responsible for providing additional training for their workers on the specific hazards of their jobs in relation to OSHA standards.

The 10-hour OSHA outreach training courses are intended for entry level workers. There are courses for General Industry, Construction, Maritime, and Disaster Site work. The courses are offered in both English or Spanish versions. These 10 hour OSHA safety courses provide workers basic awareness training on the recognition, avoidance, abatement, and prevention of workplace hazards. They also provide information on workers’ rights, employers’ responsibilities, and filing a complaint.

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