The OSHA Outreach Training Program provides training for workers and employers on the recognition, avoidance, abatement, and prevention of safety and health hazards in workplaces. The program also provides information regarding workers’ rights, employer responsibilities, and how to file a complaint. This is a voluntary program and does not meet training requirements for any OSHA standards.

Through this program, workers can attend 10-hour or 30-hour classes delivered by OSHA-authorized trainers. The 10-hour class is intended for entry level workers, while the 30-hour class is more appropriate for supervisors or workers with some safety responsibility. Through this training, OSHA helps to ensure that workers are more knowledgeable about workplace hazards and their rights.

OSHA authorizes Outreach Trainers to conduct occupational safety and health awareness training through the OSHA Outreach Training Program.  Individuals who meet the course prerequisites and complete a four-day OSHA trainer course receive a certificate of completion and an authorized Outreach Trainer card.  Upon successful completion of the different trainer courses, Outreach Trainers are authorized to teach either a 15-hour class for disaster site workers (second responders); or 10- and 30-hour Outreach training classes in construction; general industry; or maritime safety and health.

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