Do you need OSHA10 or OSHA30 General Safety Course? [Infographic]

OSHA safety training is an important part of any workplace environment. All workers can benefit from being aware of basic safety issues on the job. But many workers encounter a number of different hazards on the job, and may supervise or collaborate with others who work with still more and different potential safety or health hazards. So what kind of OSHA training is right for these situations?  How much do you really need?

In general the first determination is your actual job responsibilities. If you work in a non-supervisor role, then typically the OSHA 10 Hour Course is best for you. If, however, you have line management, resource management, safety director responsibilities or executive level supervision, the OSHA 30 Hour Course will be for you.

It’s important to note that the content of the courses are similar. Both cover major topics such as:

  • Hazardous Materials Handling
  • Lockout/Tagout
  • Machine Guarding
  • Industrial Hygiene
  • Bloodborne Pathogens
  • Ergonomics
  • Fall Protection

The OSHA 10 Hour courses will provide this material in an overview fashion and typically conclude in less than 2 days. The OSHA 30 Hour Courses, however, expand this material and add a few other topics as well. That course typically will need around four days to complete. Each course is offered with either a Construction Industry Focus or a General Industry approach depending on the student’s line of work.

All four courses can be taken either on-site at your company’s location or on-line through our computer based video series.

Click on the courses below to obtain more information for your planning:

OSHA 10 Hour Construction Training Course

OSHA 30 Hour Construction Training Course

OSHA 10 Hour General Industry Training Course

OSHA 30 Hour General Industry Training Course


Take a look at our Infographic below to get a better idea of what’s covered, then use it to select the OSHA safety training that’s right for you.

Infographic showing OSHA 10 vs OSHA 30 Safety Training Topics