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Intro to OSHA Training & Certification

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


We Offer Three Types of Intro to OSHA Safety Trainings

Our regulation-aligned Intro to OSHA 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 Intro to OSHA Training Course?

Our Introduction to OSHA training course is regulation aligned, and our online version fulfills classroom training requirements. Each class contains sections on OSHA Requirements inspections, and violations.

During this training, we will be taking a look at the various roles OSHA plays in the workplace. We will begin by learning about the difference between standards and regulations and how they are created. Then, we will learn who is covered by OSHA Requirements. Next, we will look at how and why OSHA inspections take place. Finally, we will talk about what happens when an employer violates OSHA Requirements, including the citation and penalty process.

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.

Estimated Training Length: Because everyone learns and progresses at different speeds, the amount of time you spend taking this training will vary. However, the estimated time for this training is one hour.

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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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Intro to OSHA Certification Standards

U.S. Standards

  • OSHA Act of 1970, General Duty Clause

    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 Intro to OSHA Safety Training?

    While OSHA doesn’t have specific standards for Introduction to OSHA, under the General Duty Clause, Section 5(a)(1) of the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) of 1970, employers are required to provide a workplace that “is free from recognizable hazards that are causing or likely to cause death or serious harm to employees.”

    This means employers have a legal and ethical obligation to promote a work environment that is free from hazards. Your understanding of how OSHA works and how you are to cooperate with OSHA will help you create a safe workplace for your employees.

    Stay Informed On All Things Intro to OSHA

    Did You Know?

    In 1970, there were 38 employee deaths on the job each day in the United States.

    In 1972, 11 serious workplace injuries and illness were reported for every 100 employees.

    Now, there are 14 employee deaths on the job each day in the United States.


    Frequently Asked Questions

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    What is the main idea of OSHA?

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    OSHA is responsible for keeping American employees safe and healthy. The agency does this by creating and enforcing standards, providing training and education, and inspecting workplaces to encourage continual improvement.

    What is OSHA and why is it important?

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    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is a division of the Department of Labor that creates and enforces workplace safety and health regulations. It is important because every employee wants to get home safely at the end of the day. Before OSHA was created, workplaces were significantly more hazardous and unsafe. Now, U.S. workplaces have shown drastic improvement, but there is still room to be better.

    What are the four types of OSHA violations?

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    The main violations are willful, serious, other-than-serious, and repeated. However, OSHA also issues penalties for employers that falsify information, violating posting requirements, or fail to abate previously cited violations.

    How did OSHA start?

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    OSHA came into existence by President Nixon in 1970 when he signed the OSH Act. It was formally organized in 1971. There were a number of factors and tragedies that led up to OSHA’s creation.

    Does OSHA give warnings?

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    In most cases, OSHA does not give warnings before they arrive on site to conduct an inspection. Employers can require that OSHA alignment officers obtain a warrant before they enter the worksite.

    Can OSHA shut down a job?

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    OSHA cannot shut down a job. That is a misconception. Only a court order can. In some cases, an inspector may request an employer to shut down a process that is imminently dangerous.

    Who does OSHA report to?

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    OSHA is a division of the Department of Labor. OSHA’s administer is the Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health. They answer to the Secretary of Labor, who is a member of the cabinet for the U.S. president.


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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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