What You Don’t Know but Should Know About OSHA 10-Hour Safety Training
By Malcolm Ritchie, BS, QSSP, HMTRI, Authorized OSHA Outreach Instructor, Martin Safety
As most companies know, by federal law OSHA requires that all companies maintain a safe working environment for their workers. OSHA has several requirements for keeping your workers safe. Among those is the requirement for safety training.
There are many ways to do safety training. One way is the OSHA 10-Hour General Industry Safety Training Class. This is a class sanctioned by OSHA that must be taught over two days and goes over a multitude of safety topics. It is a voluntary course and NOT mandated by OSHA. At the end of the OSHA 10-Hour Class, the worker receives an I.D. card from the OSHA Training Institute. Overall, this class is a good voluntary safety class and Martin Safety teaches this class.
However, the OSHA 10-Hour General Industry Safety Training Class has its drawbacks. For one, OSHA does NOT recognize this class as part of your on-going safety training requirement. There must be other types of safety training at your workplace. In other words, if OSHA shows up to investigate, asks about your safety training and wants to see your training records, you may as well not even show them the OSHA 10-Hour Safety Class because it doesn’t count as on-going safety training. Most companies don’t know that.
INTRODUCING THE MARTIN 8-HOUR SAFETY TRAINING CLASS
The Martin 8-Hour Safety Training Class is eight full hours of safety training covering multiple safety topics. In fact, these are the same safety topics that are taught in the OSHA 10-Hour General Industry Safety Training Class. The Martin 8-Hour Safety Training Class omits the “OSHA About Us” and “How to report violations to OSHA” information. Unlike the voluntary OSHA-10 course that must take place over two days, Martin’s 8-Hour OSHA Training can be completed in one day and be counted as your company’s regular OSHA mandated safety training. Best of all, it gets your employees back to work faster.
Martin 8-Hour Safety Training Class Topics
- Confined Spaces
- Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
- Emergency Evacuation
- Fire and Fire Prevention
- Fire Extinguishers
- Hearing Conservation
- Machine Guarding
- Lockout and Tagout
- Fall Arrest
- Walking/Working Surfaces
- Hazard Communications
- and More.
Martin 8-Hour Safety Training Class Advantages
- It CAN be counted as part of your on-going safety training program.
- You will receive documentation on all of the training.
- Attendees will receive a certificate of training which the company can keep as evidence of safety training.
- This class CAN be taught legally all in one day only.
- Covers all of the same topics as the OSHA 10-Hour Class
- Taught by OSHA Authorized Outreach Instructor, Malcolm Ritchie, BS, QSSP, HMTRU with over 23 years’ experience in Safety and OSHA Compliance.
To learn more or to schedule your Martin 8-Hour Safety Training Class (or OSHA 10-Hour or OSHA 30-Hour Class), call Malcolm at 256.627.0804.
Written by Malcolm Ritchie,
Martin Corporate Headquarters
125 North Court Street
Florence, AL 35630
P: (800) 828-8116