OSHA Training Rhode Island
Takeaway: Rhode Island is a Small State with Big Penalties for Noncompliance
About Rhode Island OSHA Training Requirements
Worksites in Rhode Island, specifically stated an municipally funded projects budgeted at $100,000 or more – strictly enforce OSHA training regulations. Administrated through the Federal-level Occupational Safety and Health Administration, rather than a state-specific department, the penalties for noncompliance are steep.
Workers at all levels are expected to maintain at least the OSHA 10 Hour Construction Training course, though higher-level courses offer even more in-depth training opportunities. With a heavy focus on safety in the workplace, training to comply with these regulations and standards is a small investment of time that pays off in worker confidence and safety as well as accident avoidance.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration office for Rhode Island is located at:
Providence Area Office
Federal Office Building
380 Westminster Mall, Room 543
Providence, Rhode Island 02903
Fax: (401) 528-4663
We have courses available in the following municipalities among others:
- Providence, RI
- Newport, RI
- Warwick, RI
- Cranston, RI
- Pawtucket, RI
- Woonsocket, RI
Who must undergo OSHA training for construction jobs in Rhode Island?
All workers on a jobsite including construction personnel, independent contractors, developers, site managers, and project overseers.
What constitutes a construction site in Rhode Island?
An municipal or state construction project budgeted at $100,000 or higher.
What are the consequences for noncompliance?
Rhode Island is very strict about requiring OSHA-compliant training. If an employee is found to be noncompliant, fines can range between $250 and $950 per offense per day- affecting both employee and employer alike.
Is anybody exempt from OSHA requirements on job sites?
Law Enforcement officials, jobsite security officers and all Federal, State, and Municipal inspectors who visit the work site are exempt from OSHA requirements.
Is there a complete outline of Rhode Island OSHA regulations?
Check out our Rhode Island OSHA resources page.