The 10 Hour General Industry Outreach Program provides training for workers and employers on the recognition, avoidance, abatement, and prevention of safety and health hazards in workplaces. The program also provides information regarding workers' rights, employer responsibilities, and how to provide a safe workplace. This is a voluntary program and does not meet all the training requirements for OSHA standards. The 10-hour class is intended for entry level workers and supervisors. Through this training, OSHA wants companies to ensure that workers are more knowledgeable about workplace hazards and their rights, and contribute to our nation's productivity.
This 2 day program will be taught in a classroom setting using highly interactive adult learning strategies that enhance learning and take the confusion and boredom out of OSHA regulations. This program will cover: who OSHA is, worker's rights and responsibilities for safety, walking working surfaces, exits and emergency action plans, electrical safety, hazard communication, personal protective equipment and other safety issues. It will help workers know how to recognize hazards and understand what protective measures to use to stay safe while doing their jobs.
Participants will learn how to:
I. Use pro-active safety audit tools to significantly reduce the number of injuries in your workplace and help ensure compliance with the safety standards.
2. Gain an understanding of how OSHA works; and how OSHA deals with accidents, illnesses and worker complaints.
3. Develop more effective training programs the meet OSHA requirements and get better retention and application by employees.
4. Assess your company's level of compliance and shore up areas of weakness.
5. Know which resources to turn to for up-to-the minute information on OSHA and safety.
6. Understand how to recognize safety hazards and the controls that will keep employees safe.
7. Determine the hierarchy of controls to use to create the safest workplace possible.
8. Meet OSHA's general duty clause by providing a safe work place and making safety everybody's responsibility.
9. Gain an understanding of how OSHA views worker relationships when using temporary workers and contractors.
10. Identify the elements of an effective safety program and be able to recognize strengths and weaknesses in your company's program.