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Fatigue Prevention Training & Certification

Hard Hat Training courses meet all training requirements set by OSHA and CSA.


We Offer Three Types of Fatigue Prevention Safety Trainings

Our regulation-aligned Fatigue Prevention certification courses are updated to reflect the most recent changes made to safety standards. Whether you want a certification in as little as two hours, or a more robust training, we can help! We offer online trainings that can be completed in a day, DIY training kits that provide training materials, Train the Trainer certifications that certify individuals to train others and provide training materials, or onsite training. No matter what you choose, we can get you what you want, at a price you can afford.

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Online Training

Online training is for those who prefer self-paced training from any location and/or for employers who need to assign and monitor employee training progress and exam scores.

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Training Kits

The training kit is for those who want the freedom of doing the training themselves. It is an PowerPoint Presentation (PPT) that you can present yourself to a group of trainees.

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Train the Trainer

Train the Trainer courses are online and meant to certify a individual to use the training kit to train others. Training kit and materials are included with the Train the Trainer online course for no additional cost.

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What’s in the Fatigue Prevention Training Course?

Our Fatigue Prevention safety training course is OSHA Aligned, and our online version fulfills OSHA’s classroom training requirement. Each class contains sections on prevention, treatment, constructing a fatigue risk management plan (FRMP), and more!

This presentation includes intermittent practice quiz questions to prepare for the final written exam included with the course. In addition to the written exam, this course also includes a checklist for employers to use when administering a practical exam as required by OSHA.


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For most courses, we offer OSHA trainings in English and Spanish, CAL/OSHA trainings in English, and Canada trainings in English. See all of our options!

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Fatigue Prevention Certification Standards

U.S. Standards

  • OSHA General Duty Clause 5(a)(1)
  • Canada Standards

  • Canada Labour Code, PART III Standard Hours, Wages, Vacations and Holidays, Division I, 169 (1-2.1)
  • PART II Occupational Health and Safety, 128.1 (4), 147.1 (1)

    Train the Trainer Certification

    The Train the Trainer option is used to certify a trainer to teach others using the included training kit. It incorporates the online course with an additional train the trainer module, as well as the training kit. This option results in an regulation-aligned lifetime trainer certification from Hard Hat Training. This certification is not company-specific, meaning you can take it with you should you change employers.

    Why Do I Need Fatigue Prevention Safety Training?

    In line with OSHA requirements, anyone who works with electricity must receive training prior to working on their own. OSHA requirements for refresher training related to forklifts or other processes are very specific. Most other equipment doesn’t have such specific requirements, but it’s wise to follow the same guidelines.

    When it comes to refresher training, OSHA’s standard in some instances (like forklifts) are very specific: operators must be re-evaluated every three years to see if they are still competent to operate the equipment. Best practices say to apply this same rule to all types of equipment. A so-called “free-pass” cannot be awarded based on experience, age, or time on the job. The extent of the evaluation is to be determined by the employer but should include a written and practical examination that prove continued competency.

    Stay Informed On All Things Fatigue Prevention

    Did You Know?

    Being awake for more than 24 hours is the equivalent of being legally drunk.

    32% of all workplace accidents or near-misses each year occur because of a fatigued employee.

    Fatigue causes 20% of vehicle accidents. Over exertion can lead to overwhelming tiredness and in effect leads to drowsy driving.


    Fatigue Prevention Training Frequently Asked Questions

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    What is fatigue?

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    Fatigue is defined as the feeling of extreme tiredness resulting from mental or physical exertion.

    Why does my company need an FRMP?

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    Safety is everyone’s responsibility and the best way to prevent accidents is to prepare for them. An FRMP assigns responsibilities to everyone in your company to look out for their safety and the safety of others, creating a support structure that will substantially decrease fatigue-related accidents on the work site.

    What kinds of fatigue are there?

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    There are four well-known kinds of fatigue. Fatigue can affect you physically, mentally, and emotionally. When all three of these overwhelm a person simultaneously, it is known as burnout.

    What causes fatigue?

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    Many things cause fatigue; neglected sleep, a stressful job, malnutrition, and long commutes are some of the most common causes.

    Why does fatigue lead to so many accidents?

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    Drowsiness makes you slower to react, inattentive, and makes it difficult for you to focus on your surroundings.


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    For most courses, we offer OSHA trainings in English and Spanish, CAL/OSHA trainings in English, and Canada trainings in English. See all of our options!

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