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Work Zone Safety Training & Certification

Our Work Zone safety training course is OSHA compliant, and our online version fulfills OSHA’s classroom training requirement.

We Offer Three Different Types of Safety Trainings

Whether you want work zone safety training and 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 work zone safety training you want in the way you want it and at a price you can afford. The work zone safety training test is included with all of our training options.

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 is an OSHA Competent Presentation the 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. 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?

Training Scope: Each class contains the following information:

  • General Laws & Regulations
  • Safe Practices
  • PPE
  • Equipment & Tools
  • Machinery

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 2-2.5 hours.

Intended Audience:
  • Employees
  • Supervisors
  • Managers
  • Employers

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

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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

  • OSHA Act of 1970 General Duty Clause
  • 29 CFR 1926.600 – Equipment
  • 29 CFR 1926.602 – Material Handling Equipment
  • 29 CFR 1926.604 – Site Clearing
  • Canada Standards

  • CSA Standard Z96-15: High-Visibility Safety Apparel
  • BC Safety code Section 18.1-18: Traffic Control
  • Alberta Ministry of Transportation- Traffic control standards page
  • Manitoba Infrastructure- 2015 Work Zone Traffic Control Manual
  • Ontario Traffic Council- Book 7 (manual on temporary traffic control)
  • Devices Manual for Work Zones
  • 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?

    In line with OSHA requirements, anyone who operates heavy equipment must receive training prior to operating the machine 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.

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    Did You Know?

    70 workers are injured per day in work-zone crashes across the United States.

    Baking accidents make up about 26% of work zone accidents.


    67% of work-related deaths in work zones were construction laborers and heavy equipment drivers.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    What is a work zone?

    Work zones are designated areas for employees to work on a project safely. The site may be altered as the work progresses so it is important to have safe practices and regulations that the workers are aware of so they and their equipment can avoid hazards.

    What is the speed limit in work zones?

    Federal guidelines exist and the average speed in a work zone is between 45 mph and 55 mph. This is to give drivers and workers enough time to react to dangerous situations. There are often signs indicating reduced speed zones ahead of construction zones as well.

    What is the most common accident in a work zone?

    Rear-end crashes are the most common work zone accident. Both backing work vehicles and suddenly stopped pedestrian vehicles entering the work zone are the greatest threat in a worksite.

    What are work zone signs?

    All temporary signs in work zones have an orange background and black letters or symbols and tell you what to do, how soon you will encounter the work zone and the speed limit through the work zone. The reduced speed limits are necessary for the safety of the workers and motorists.

    What are the four sections of the work zone?

    The advance warning area, the transition area, the activity area, and the termination area.

    What is the traffic management plan for?

    To address the traffic-related impacts of the construction projects in a cost-effective, timely manner with minimal interference to the traveling public through the effective application of traditional and innovative traffic mitigation strategies.

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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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    — Arthur Lee, CEO