OSHA 10 & 30-hour training become available in the online training format in the mid-2000s and blew the roof off of the training industry. Over 781,000 workers obtained an OSHA 10 or 30-hour completion card in 2010, a 25% increase over 10 years.  After a dip in the demand following the 2010 peak, more than likely caused by OSHA’s attempts to control the online training marketplace – but that’s another story, the number of training completions is on the rise again with over 763,000 workers receiving a card in 2014.  Although it’s not making the headlines in the training world that it once was, the benefits of incorporating OSHA 10 & 30-hour training to your safety program remain.


Number of trainees in the last 5 years = 3.68 million (OSHA.gov)

Number of trainees in the last 5 years = 3.68 million (OSHA.gov)

It May be Required by State Law

Seven states and one municipality require OSHA 10 hour training for construction workers – Connecticut, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, New York, Massachusetts, Missouri, Nevada and New York City.  The details of the requirements vary by jurisdiction.  Although OSHA 10 and 30 hour training doesn’t satisfy training requirements under the OSH act, this helps to ensure workers have received at least basic safety training.  It also serves as an easy way for the main contractor to know their sub-contractors are covering safety training.  If you work in construction or on construction sites ensuring your employees have OSHA 10 hour training can help you get the job.

It Helps You Play Nice with Others

Do you work with the Federal government?  How about in partnerships with other manufacturers?  Are you a general contractor or sub-contractor?  Your safety record can help you seal the deal with other organizations.  Showing all of your employees have basic safety training knowledge helps your safety record and shows your commitment to safety.  If you are working with the Federal government, don’t be surprised to see a requirement for OSHA 10 hour training in the RFP or contract.

It Gives You Peace of Mind

You can be assured that employees who successfully complete OSHA 10 hour training have a well-rounded understanding of workplace hazards and best safety practices.  Utilizing the online format to help complete the training offers flexibility for workers to take the training at their own pace and on a schedule that works for you.

OSHA 10 and 30-hour training is like the battery in your vehicle – it doesn’t get as much attention as the engine, but your car wouldn’t run without it.  Give your safety training program that extra zip by adding OSHA 10 and 30-hour training.

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