30 Hour Construction Class:
OSHA requires a minimum of 3 persons per class.
We require a minimum of 10 persons per class.
B. 30-Hour Construction Industry Outreach Training Program – Designated Training
Topics. The 30-hour Construction Outreach Training Program is intended to provide a
variety of training to workers with some safety responsibility. Training should emphasize
hazard identification, avoidance, control and prevention, not OSHA standards.
Instructional time must be a minimum of 30 hours. The topic requirements are as
1. Mandatory – 15 hours
a) Introduction to OSHA – 2 hours.
(1) OSHA has required training content for this module – see
(2) Covers workers’ rights, employer responsibilities and how to file a
complaint. It includes helpful worker safety and health resources.
It also provides a sample weekly fatality and catastrophe report, a
material data safety sheet and the OSHA Log of Work-Related
Injuries and Illnesses (OSHA Form 300).
(3) Materials include an Instructor Guide, PowerPoint slides, student
handouts, and participatory activities.
b) Managing Safety and Health – 2 hours. May include Injury and Illness
Prevention Programs, job site inspections, accident prevention programs,
management commitment and employee involvement, worksite analysis,
hazard prevention and control, accident investigations, how to conduct
safety meetings, and supervisory communication.
c) OSHA Focus Four Hazards – 6 hours. Because most construction
fatalities are caused by fall hazards, falls must be covered for a minimum
of one hour and 15 minutes. The other focus four hazards must be
covered for a minimum of one-half hour each. A trainer may spend up to
10 hours on this topic.
(1) Falls (minimum one hour and 15 minutes)
(3) Struck-By (e.g., falling objects, trucks, cranes)
(4) Caught-In or Between (e.g., trench hazards, equipment)
d) Personal Protective and Lifesaving Equipment – 2 hours
e) Health Hazards in Construction – 2 hours. May teach noise, hazard
communication, and crystalline silica or any other construction health
f) Stairways and Ladders – 1 hour.
2. Elective – 12 hours. Must present at least 12 hours of training on the following
topics. At least 6 of the following topics must be presented. The minimum length
of any topic is one-half hour.
a) Concrete and Masonry Construction
b) Confined Space Entry
c) Cranes, Derricks, Hoists, Elevators, & Conveyors
f) Fire Protection and Prevention
g) Materials Handling, Storage, Use and Disposal
h) Motor Vehicles, Mechanized Equipment and Marine Operations;
Rollover Protective Structures and Overhead Protection; and Signs,
Signals and Barricades
i) Powered Industrial Vehicles
j) Safety and Health Programs
l) Steel Erection
m) Tools – Hand and Power
n) Welding and Cutting
3. Optional – 3 hours. Teach other construction industry hazards or policies and/or
expand on the mandatory or elective topics. The minimum length of any topic is