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FAQ

What is OSHA 10 Training?

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) developed the OSHA 10 training courses (officially known as the OSHA 10 Hour Outreach Training courses ) as a means to have OSHA authorized trainers provide quality safety training for workers about the general hazards of their jobs.

Is OSHA 10 Hour Training Mandatory?

OSHA does not require employees to take an OSHA 10 course, so it is considered voluntary training. However, there are many other government agencies, businesses, and contractors around the country who make this training mandatory for workers to access their work sites. In addition, there are now seven states (Rhode Island, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Missouri, Nevada) who have recently enacted laws that make the OSHA 10-hour construction course mandatory to work on certain construction sites in their states.

Does Completing an OSHA 10 Course Mean I am OSHA Certified?

Completing an OSHA 10 course does not mean you are “OSHA certified” (OSHA certification is a commonly misused term), it means you get an official wallet card from OSHA that demonstrates you completed the OSHA 10 hour course in either construction or general industry. Most OSHA 10 trainers also issue students a certificate of completion for the course.

How Long is the Training Card Good?

OSHA 10 hour wallet cards do not expire. Additional OSHA safety training is conducted on an as-needed basis.

Exception: NYC Local Law 41 of 2008

Exception: Nevada Chapter 618 of NAC Amendment

What happens if I lose my OSHA card?

The trainer who issued your card originally is authorized to issue you a replacement card. You should contact your authorized OSHA Outreach Trainer for a replacement card.

Do I need OSHA 30 Training?

OSHA recommends that foremen superintendents, project managers, site safety professionals, architects and engineers complete the OSHA 30.

What is EPA’s RRP Rule?

Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP). It is a federal rule requiring the use of lead-safe practices and other actions aimed at preventing lead poisoning. Under the rule, beginning in April 2010, contractors performing renovation, repair and painting projects that disturb lead-based paint in homes, child care facilities, and schools built before 1978 must be certified and must follow specific work practices to prevent lead contamination.

Why EPA’s RRP is important to Contractor?

As a contractor, you play an important role in helping to prevent lead exposure. Ordinary renovation and maintenance activities can create dust that contains lead. By following the lead-safe work practices, you can prevent lead hazards.

How to become an EPA-certified renovator?

EPA Lead-Safe Certification Program for Renovation Firms – Steps to becoming a Certified Renovation Firms: (a.) Submit an application and fee to EPA. (b.) Make sure your employees are trained in Lead-Safe Work Practices. (c.) Once you receive your EPA Lead-Safe Firm Certification in the mail and logo instructions in your e-mail, update any desired outreach materials.

EPA Lead-Safe Certification Program for Training Provider – Steps to becoming a Certified Training Provider: (a.) Review EPA-HUD model courses. (b.) Submit an application and fee to EPA. (c.) Follow Instructions for Accredited Training Providers.

How can Property Managers comply with the Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule?

If you have employees that conduct renovation or repair activities in a pre-1978 residential building or child-occupied facility, find out how to become a Lead-Safe Certified Firm. If none, make sure that you hire a Lead-Safe Certified Renovator for building maintenance, renovation, painting or other repair activities that could disturb lead-based paint.

NOTE: Contractors and training providers working in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island must contact us to find out more about its training and certification requirements.

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