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Intro to OSHA Training & Certification

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

We Offer Three Differnt Types of Safety Trainings

Our OSHA-compliant 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 with our online training or a more robust, customizable option like you get with our DIY training kits or on-site training, we can help you get the training you want in the way you want it and at a price you can afford.

Online Training

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

Training Kits

The training kit is for those who want the freedom of doing the training themselves. It's a PowerPoint presentation you can use to train a group of trainees.

Train the Trainer

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

Onsite Training

Onsite training is for companies looking for hands on training on your own equipment at your location. We come to you (from Rexburg, Idaho) so travel expenses are included, because of this onsite training is best for groups of at least 5-10+ trainees.

What's in the Training Course?

Our Introduction to OSHA training course is regulation compliant, and our online version fulfills classroom training requirements. Each class contains sections on OSHA standards, who is covered, 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 standards. Next, we will look at how and why OSHA inspections take place. Finally, we will talk about what happens when an employer violates OSHA standards, 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.
Intended Audience:

-  Managers
-  Supervisors

Though you will still need to familiarize yourself with all other applicable federal, state, and local standards, this training encompasses the following laws and regulations:

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 OSHA compliant 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 Safety Training?

    The successful implementation of a SWPPP and, therefore, the prevention of erosion, is best accomplished by ensuring everyone on site understands the controls and why they are being implemented. General contractors are responsible for providing their employees and sub-contractors with the appropriate training.
    Employees and subcontractors should be trained on at least the following:

    • Spill prevention and cleanup measures, including not dumping any material into storm drains or waterways
    • An understanding of the basic purpose of stormwater BMPs, including what BMPs are on-site, what they should look like, and how to avoid damaging them
    • Potential penalties associated with noncompliance

    When it comes to refresher training, the standard is very specific: employees must receive refresher trainings at least every three years to ensure they understand and follow the most current operating procedures. Employers may require refresher trainings take place more frequently, depending on input they receive from the employees involved in the operating process. 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

    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.

    Intro to OSHA Frequently Asked Questions

    What is the main idea of OSHA

    OSHA’s 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?

    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?

    An area isn’t considered a confined space just because it’s small. Rather, a confined space is determined by the hazards associated with it. Examples of confined spaces include silos, vaults, hoppers, vats, tanks, water supply towers, sewers, and many more.

    How did OSHA start?

    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?

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

    Can OSHA shut down a job?

    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?

    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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