For a more comprehensive look at the OSHA 1910 general industry regulations you should attend this four-day course. It is designed to give you an in-depth look at many of the current occupational safety and health compliance topics. It will allow you to get a full understanding of what each of the OSHA required programs entail — we go beyond compliance topics and address safety business, culture, leadership and motivational techniques. OSHA 30-Hour is taught by an experienced OSHA authorized instructor, is three times longer than the 10-Hour course and is ideal for the safety professional who wants a complete understanding of the OSHA laws  governing their business. It will provide an invaluable working knowledge of the regulations and give you an edge for developing an outstanding safety and health program.

Day One

8 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast (provided)

8:30 a.m. Introduction to OSHA

  • Review of OSHA Act, purpose, history and scope
  • Fatalities and catastrophes
  • Employee rights and employer responsibilities
  • OSHA assistance and website
  • Filing a complaint

Inspections and Most Cited Violations

  • Inspections –priorities, process and penalties
  • Most cited citations
  • Inspection response procedures and options


  • Review of records employers are required to keep
  • Calculating TCR and DART rates
  • Determining recordable injuries and illnesses
  • Use of 300 log, 301 form, and 300A summary 
  • Reporting to OSHA and access to records
  • Review of current interpretations
  • “Is it Recordable” exercise

Exit Routes and Emergency Preparedness

  • Permissible egress components
  • Arrangement and access to exits
  • Exit discharge
  • Employee notification systems
  • Emergency action written plan elements
  • Training requirements

Fire Protection

  • Identification of workplace fire hazards
  • Requirements for portable fire extinguishers
  • Fixed extinguishing systems
  • Fire prevention written plan elements
  • Training requirements

Walking/Working Surfaces

  • Housekeeping and maintenance of aisle ways
  • Fixed and portable ladders, stairs and scaffolding safety requirements
  • Floor loading and floor/wall openings and holes
  • Open-sided floors and platforms
  • Slips, trips and falls

Electrical I

  • Overview of electrical standards
  • Electrical definitions
  • Electrical power tool safety
  • Electrical safe work practices – qualified vs. unqualified
  • Training requirements

Personal Protective Equipment

  • General requirements – employer responsibilities
  • PPE hazard assessment
  • Selection, use, maintenance, storage and limitations
  • Training requirements

5 P.M Adjournment

Day Two

8:30 a.m. Hazard Communication

  • Overview of Hazcom requirements
  • Determination of physical and health hazards
  • Routes of entry 
  • Labeling and MSDS 
  • GHS – globally harmonized system
  • Hazardous communications program
  • Training requirements

Safety and Health Programs I

  • Management Leadership
  • Worker Participation
  • Hazard Identification and Assessment
  • Hazard Prevention and Control
  • Education and Training
  • Program Evaluation and Improvement

Machine Guarding

  • Requirements for all machines
  • Types of machine hazards
  • Methods of guarding
  • Training requirements

Lockout / Tagout

  • Scope of standard
  • Energy control programs and procedures
  • Exceptions to LOTO
  • Authorized, affected and other training requirements
  • LOTO hardware and devices
  • Group LOTO, shift change and contractor procedures
  • Periodic inspection

OSHA Standards and Hazard Search Workshop

  • How to read the 29 CFR 1910
  • What is considered a “recognized” hazard
  • Small group exercise on hazard/violation search – finding the standards to address the hazard description in 
  • 29 CFR 1910

Respiratory Protection

  • Overview of standard
  • Selection, use and limitations
  • Assigned protection factors and maximum use 
  • Medical evaluation, fitting and fit-testing
  • Voluntary use requirements
  • Respirator written program and administrator
  • Training requirements

5 P.M Adjournment

Day Three

8:30 a.m. Material Handling I – Powered Industrial Trucks

  • Powered industrial truck overview and requirements
  • Applicable trucks, designations and safety guards
  • Safe operations and inspection
  • General material handling safety and lifting properly
  • Training requirements

Hazardous Materials

  • Scope, purpose and application
  • Definitions – classification of materials
  • Flammable and combustible liquids
  • Storage requirements
  • Paint spray booth safety requirements  Bloodborne Pathogens
  • Scope of standard and general requirements
  • Epidemiology of potential BBPs
  • Methods of exposure and compliance
  • BBP exposure incident requirements
  • BBP exposure control written plan
  • Training and record requirements
  • Group exercise with BBP kits

Electrical II

  • Common electrical violations and requirements
  • Electrical standards exercise
  • Arc Flash - NFPA 70E Overview

Hearing Conservation

  • General requirements
  • The effects of noise on hearing
  • Noise survey – area and individual 
  • Hearing protection selection and calculation
  • Hearing conservation written program
  • Training requirements

Process Safety Management

  • Overview of standard and scope
  • Process hazard analysis
  • Process safety management program
  • Training requirements Welding, Cutting and Brazing
  • Types of welding and definitions
  • Fire hazards and protection
  • Designated welding area and hotworks permit
  • Atmosphere and health hazards

Introduction to Industrial Hygiene

  • Industrial hygiene surveys
  • Introduction to exposure criteria
  • Expanded health standards

5 P.M Adjournment

Day Four

7:30 a.m. Material Handling II – Cranes, Derricks, and Slings

  • Overview of rigging techniques
  • Types, safe operations and inspection of slings
  • Types, safe operations and inspection of cranes and derricks
  • Training requirements

Hazardous Communication II

  • Chemical characteristics and properties
  • Effective hazardous communication

Permit Required Confined Spaces

  • Determination and definition of confined spaces and permit required confined spaces
  • Procedures for re-classifying spaces
  • Hazard identification and control for entry
  • SOP for entry and permits
  • Roles of supervisor, attendant, entrant and rescue
  • Ventilation calculations exercise 
  • Confined space written program
  • Training requirements

Fall Protection/Prevention

  • Applicable standards 
  • Elevated work determination and assessment
  • Methods of protection, positioning and prevention
  • Fall equipment use, selection and inspection
  • Calculating fall distances and forces
  • Training requirements

Hazard Recognition and Prevention

  • Hazard picture identification activity
  • Best practices discussion


  • Ergonomic assessment techniques
  • Types of ergonomic injuries
  • Contributing factors 
  • Prevention and training

Safety and Health Programs II

  • Safety cultures and safety culture small group exercise
  • Motivating employees to work safely
  • Safety leadership techniques
  • Individual and small group safety leadership activity

Conclusion and Feedback

4:30 P.M. Ajournment