30-Hour General Industry Course – Designated Training Topics. The 30-hour General Industry Course is intended to provide a variety of training to workers with some safety responsibility. Training should emphasize hazard identification, avoidance, control and prevention, as well as OSHA standards. Instructional time must be a minimum of 30 hours. The topic requirements are as follows:
Mandatory - 13 hours
Introduction to OSHA – 2 Hours. See above 10-hour section for additional information.
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 4 investigations, how to conduct safety meetings, and supervisory communication.
Walking and Working Surfaces, including fall protection – 1 hour.
Exit Routes, Emergency Action Plans, Fire Prevention Plans, and Fire Protection – 2 hours.
Electrical – 2 hours.
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) – 1 hour.
Materials Handling – 2 hours.
Hazard Communication – 1 hour.
Elective - 10 hours. Must present at least 10 hours of training on the following topics. At least 5 of the following topics must be presented. The minimum length of any topic is one-half hour.
Hazardous Materials (Flammable and Combustible Liquids, Spray Finishing, Compressed Gases, Dipping and Coating Operations)
Permit-Required Confined Spaces
Lockout / Tagout
Welding, Cutting, and Brazing
Introduction to Industrial Hygiene
Safety and Health Programs
Powered Industrial Vehicles
Optional - 7 hours. Teach other general industry hazards or policies and/or expand on the mandatory or elective topics. The minimum length of any topic is one-half hour.
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