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OSHA 10 Construction Equivalent Training & Certification

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

We Offer Three Different 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.
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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.

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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. The kit is included with the train the trainer online course for no additional cost.

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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.
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What's in the Training Course?

Our OSHA 10-Hour Equivalent: Construction Industry training course is regulation compliant, and our online version fulfills classroom training requirements. Each class covers 6 hours of the mandatory topics required by OSHA, including an introduction to OSHA; the Focus Four Hazards including falling, electrocution, struck-by, and caught-in between hazards; personal protective equipment; and ergonomic health hazards.

This course also addresses 2 hours of the following elective topics: hand and power tools, excavations, and cranes. It also covers heavy machinery, scaffolding, lockout/tagout, and ladders and stairways for the final 2 hours of optional training topics.

During this training, we will provide you with a general understanding of the safety principles for each topic included in this course. However, while this training provides general awareness of the topics discussed, we do not cover each topic to their full extent. In order to be considered certified for the individual topics in this training, you will need to take a full training course for each separate topic.

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 for each topic:

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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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Certification Standards

U.S. Standards

Slips, Trips, and Falls:

  • 1910 Subpart D – Walking-Working Surfaces
  • Fall Protection

  • 1926.501 – Duty to have fall protection.
  • 1926.502 – Fall protection systems criteria and practices
  • 1926.503 – Training Requirements
  • Electrocution

  • 1926 Subpart K – Electrical
  • Struck By

    Caught-In, -Between

    Personal Protective Equipment

  • 1926 Subpart C, General Safety and Health Provisions
  • 1926 Subpart E, Personal Protective and Life Saving Equipment
  • 1926 Subpart M, Fall Protection
  • 1926 Subpart P, Excavations
  • Ergonomics

    Hand & Power Tools

  • 1926 Subpart I - Tools - Hand and Power
  • Excavation

  • 1926 Subpart P – Excavations
  • Cranes

  • 1926.180 – Crawler, Locomotive, and Truck Cranes
  • 1926.1400 – Cranes and Derricks
  • ASME B30.5 – Mobile and Locomotive Cranes
  • ASME B30.22 – Articulating Boom Cranes
  • Heavy Machinery

    Scaffolding

  • 1926.450 – Scaffolds
  • 1926.451 – General Requirements
  • 1926.452 – Additional Requirements Applicable to Specific Types of Scaffolds
  • 1926.454 – Training Requirements
  • Lockout/Tagout

  • 1926.417, Lockout and tagging of circuits
  • 1926.702, Requirements for equipment and tools
  • Ladders and Stairways

  • 29 CFR 1926.1053, Ladders
  • 29 CFR 1926.1053, Subpart X – Stairways & Ladders
  • 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?

    OSHA doesn’t have any specific standards requiring employees to take an OSHA 10-hour course. However, certain states do have laws requiring employees to obtain an OSHA 10-hour training card, as do some companies and unions.

    During this training, we will provide you with a general understanding of the safety principles for each topic included in this course. However, while this training provides general awareness of the topics discussed, we do not cover each topic to their full extent. In order to be considered certified for the individual topics in this training, you will need to take a full training course for each separate topic.

    Stay Informed On All Things

    Did You Know?

    The Occupational Safety and Health Act was signed into law by President Richard M. Nixon on December 29, 1970. (Source: OSHA).

    Since OSHA was officially established in 1971, fatality and injury rates dropped from 14,000 to 4,340 in 200 (Source: OSHA).

    Currently, there are 22 state-run, OSHA-approved safety and health programs in the U.S. (Source: OSHA).

    Frequently Asked Questions

    What is OSHA 10?

    OSHA 10 refers to the OSHA 10-hour training program, part of the OSHA Outreach Training Program. It consists of a 10 hours training to teach workers about their rights and employer responsibilities as well as common job-related hazards specific to their industries and how to prevent them.

    What is in an OSHA 10 training?

    OSHA 10 trainings are divided up into three categories of topics. First, there are the mandatory topics, which are required in any OSHA 10 training course. Then, there are the elective topics, which consists of a list of subjects that can be included in the course, depending on the workplace requirements. Last, there are the optional topics, which allow a course to either expound upon mandatory or elective topics or to address additional elective topics.

    What are the mandatory topics?

    The mandatory topics consist of certain subject OSHA requires to be covered in any OSHA 10 training. They include an introduction to OSHA, the Focus Four hazards, personal protective and lifesaving equipment, and an applicable health hazard course.

    What are the elective topics?

    Elective topics, which consists of a list of subjects that can be included in the course, depending on the workplace requirements. These topics include cranes, derricks, hoists, elevators, and conveyors; excavations; materials handling; scaffolds; stairways and ladders; and hand and power tools.

    Do I have to take an OSHA 10-hour construction industry course?

    OSHA 10 courses are not required by OSHA. However, some states, companies, and unions require employees to have an OSHA 10 training card to work at certain sites.

    What states require an OSHA 10: construction industry course?

    Connecticut, Nevada, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Missouri, New York, and West Virginia all require employees to take an OSHA 10-hour construction industry course.

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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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