OSHA 501 General Industry 30 hr Training

(Course # OSHA-GEN30)

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) Outreach Training Program is a voluntary program to train workers in the basics of safety and health hazard recognition and prevention. OSHA authorizes trainers who complete general and construction industry train-the-trainer courses to conduct occupational safety and health classes for workers. OSHA has promoted workplace safety and health by authorizing trainers since 1971.

The 30-hour General Industry Outreach Training Program is intended to provide a variety of training to people with some safety responsibility. Workers must receive additional training on hazards specific to their job. Training will emphasize hazard identification, avoidance, control and prevention.

Instructional Time Must Be A Minimum Of 30 Hours

  • Mandatory - 11 hours

    Seven topics to be taught, ranging from one to two hours each

  • Elective - 10 hours

    Choose at least five of these topics to teach, for a minimum of one-half hour each

  • Optional - 9 hours

    Teach any other general industry hazards or policies and/or expand on the mandatory or elective topics, minimum of one-half hour each

30 Hour Mandatory Course Topics

  • Introduction to OSHA - at least Two Hours
    • OSH Act, General Duty Clause, Employer and Employee Rights and Responsibilities, Whistleblower Rights, Recordkeeping basics
    • Inspections, Citations, and Penalties
    • Value of Safety and Health
    • OSHA Website, OSHA 800 number and available resources
  • Walking and Working Surfaces, including fall protection, Subpart D at least 1hr
  • Exit Routes, Emergency Action Plans, Fire Prevention Plans, Fire Protection, Subparts E & L at least 2 Hrs
  • Electrical, Subpart S - at least 2 Hrs
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), Subpart I - at least 1 Hr
  • Materials Handling, Subpart N - at least 2 Hrs
  • Hazard Communication, Subpart Z - at least 1 Hr

30 Hour Elective Course Topics

  • Choose at least 5 of the following topics - Must add up to at least 10 hours
    • Hazardous Materials (Flammable and Combustible Liquids, Spray Finishing, Compressed Gases, Dipping and Coating Operations), Subpart H
    • Permit-Required Confined Spaces, Subpart J
    • Lockout / Tag-out, Subpart J
    • Machine Guarding, Subpart O
    • Welding, Cutting, and Brazing, Subpart Q
    • Introduction to Industrial Hygiene, Subpart Z
    • Bloodborne Pathogens, Subpart Z
    • Ergonomics
    • Fall Protection
    • Safety and Health Programs
    • Powered Industrial Vehicles

Each Student Will Receive:

  • Employee Training Handbook
  • Upon successful completion of the course, participants will receive an OSHA 30-Hour General Industry Outreach Department of Labor course completion card.