OSHA 10 Hour General Industry

The 10 Hour General Industry is intended to provide entry level general industry workers information about their rights, employer responsibilities, and how to file a complaint, as well as how to identify, abate, avoid, and prevent job related hazards on a job site.  This training covers a variety of general industry safety and health hazards which a worker may encounter.  Training should emphasize hazard identification, avoidance, control, and prevention. Instructional time must be a minimum of 10 hours. Topic requirements are as follows:

  1. Mandatory – 7 hours
    1. Introduction to OSHA (2 hours)
      1. OSHA has required training content for this module.
      2. Covers worker’s rights, employer responsbilities, and how to file a complaint. It includes helpful worker safety and health resources. It also provides samples of reports, material safety data sheets, and the OSHA Log of Work Related Inuuries and Illnesses.
      3. Materials include and Instructor Guide, PowerPoint slides, student handouts, and participatory activities.
    2. Walking and Working Surfaces, Including Fall Protection (1 hour)
    3. Exit Routes, Emergency Action Plans, Fire Prevention Plans, and Fire Protection (1 hour)
    4. Electrical (1 hour)
    5. Personal Protective Equipment (1 hour)
    6. Hazard Communication (1 hour)
  1. Elective – 2 hours.  Must present at least two hours of training on the following topics. At least two topics must be presented. The minimum length of any topic is one-half hour.
  1. Hazardous Materials
  2. Material Handling
  3. Machine Guarding
  4. Introduction to Industrial Hygiene
  5. Blood-borne Pathogens
  6. Ergonomics
  7. Safety and Health Program
  8. Fall Protection
  1. Optional – 1 hour.  Teach other general industry hazards or policies and/or expand on the mandatory or elective topics. The minimum length of any topic is one-half hour.