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OSHA 10 Construction

Environmental Health & Safety

Health & Safety

Course Length

10 Hours

Max Attendees


Min Attendees


Course Description

Developed by the U.S. Department of Labor to provide an overview of OSHA’s construction safety and health standards to construction workers, supervisors, and other personnel involved in construction related activities. This course is designed to teach workers about their rights, employer responsibilities, as well as how to identify, abate, avoid, and prevent job related hazards.  This training course will be administered by instructors that are authorized through the OSHA Outreach Training Program.  Each participant will receive an OSHA 10 hour card from the Department of Labor upon completion of the course.  Training will cover information set forth by standard OSHA safety and health guidelines and regulations.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course a student will be able to:

  1. Understand legal requirements from OSHA and how to navigate the OSHA Standards.
  2. Identify various safety and health hazards in the construction industry.
  3. Understand hierarchy of controls for eliminating hazards and protecting employees, including the proper usage of personal protective equipment.
  4. Understand OSHA’s Focus Four for the construction industry.
  5. Recognize health hazards in the construction industry and mitigation techniques.
  6. Assess and work safely with hand tools.
  7. Recognize material handling hazards and ways to control risks associated with them, including mechanical and powered equipment used to handle such.
  8. Understand the hazards associated with trenching and excavations, as well as ways to protect employees working in those areas.
  9. Understand the hazards and risks associated with working at height and ways to protect employees and prevent falls.
  10. Understand the legal requirements for scaffolding and the importance of proper scaffold construction.

Course Outline

  1. OSHA – Background & General Coverage/ Introduction to OSHA Standards  
  2. OSHA Focus Four - Fall Protection, Electrical, Struck By, and Caught in/between
  3. Personal Protective and Lifesaving Equipment
  4. Health Hazards in Construction, i.e. Noise, Hazard Communication, and Silica
  5. Materials Handling, Storage, Use and Disposal
  6. Tools - Hand and Power
  7. Scaffolds
  8. Cranes, Derricks, Hoists, Elevators, and Conveyors
  9. Excavations
  10. Stairways and Ladders

 *Any other topic covered in 29 CFR 1926 may be substituted upon agreement with ATN and within the guidelines of OSHA’s Outreach Training Institutes (OTI).