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Safety Advisory - 30 Hour OSHA Construction Training

OSHA 30 Hour Construction Training

Why do you need OSHA 30 training? In accordance with the Occupational Safety and Health act of 1970, employers have become responsible for ensuring a safe and healthy workplace for their employees.


This training program is a comprehensive review of OSHA procedures, policies, and standards. This course will give students a strong understanding of construction safety and health principles as well as place an emphasis on the most hazardous areas using OSHA standards and regulations as a guideline. (Free study guides and handbook will be given)


Although OSHA 30 hour training was originally more appropriate for supervisors, the induction of local law 196 has made this class a popular selection for most construction workers. Students will learn to locate and identify OSHA standards in 29 CFR, identify causes of accidents and fatalities in hazardous areas within the worksite while providing abatement technique suggestions for these hazards, and learn to understand most construction processes, materials, and equipment.


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OSHA Training NYC DOB Requirement (Local law 196)

Local law 196 introduced new regulations for demolition and construction workers employed in the 5 boroughs that will require them to have a specific amount of training. Workers will be required to have a minimum of 30 Hours of training and supervisors will be required to have a minimum of 62 hours of training by December 1st, 2019. In addition to the required amount of training individuals will also need to acquire the appropriate Site Safety Training (SST) card to prove they have completed the necessary training.


As of September 1st, 2020 Workers will need a total of 40 hours of training which must include the 8-Hour fall Prevention course and the 2-Hour drug and alcohol Awareness course.


For more information on the specific courses required to receive an SST card and to order an SST card as required by Local Law 196 please visit

CEUs (Continuing Education Units)



CEU Requirements

  1. 100% attendance for the OSHA 30 Certification
  2. Completion of Continuing Education and Training Registration Form
  3. Active participation in all class exercises (determined by course instructor)
  4. Completion of required pre-and post-quiz assessment
  5. As applicable, achievement of minimum passing score on required end-of-course examination
  6. Participation and submittal of end-of-course evaluation form (must provide name on form to receive credit)


Learning Outcomes

  1. Recognize worker rights and an employer’s responsibility to the employee under OSHA
  2. Identify how to select the appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) and life-saving equipment
  3. Discuss risks they may be associated with improper use of scaffolding equipment
  4. Define different control methods for controlling the four main health hazards that construction workers may be exposed to
  5. Explain the principles for at least three protective systems that are used while working in and around excavations
  6. Explain the differences between the 5 classes of fires and discuss the solutions for extinguishing them


OSHA 30 Card – Upon successful course completion students who attend the 30-hour training receive this orange/dark gold color wallet card. Attention - you can’t get these cards for completion of OSHA #510 or OSHA #511 courses.


OSHA 30 Hour Construction Class Topics


Mandatory Topics (15 Hours)


Introduction to OSHA – 2 hours

This section will review worker rights, employer responsibilities, and how to file a complaint. Some additional areas which will be covered during the introduction to OSHA are material safety data sheets, OSHA form 300, and fatality and injury statistics.


Managing Safety and Health – 2 hours

Managing safety and health will include information on illness prevention programs, accident prevention programs, inspections performed on jobsites, analysis of jobsites, how to prevent and avoid hazardous situations, and pre-task safety meetings among other things. 


OSHA Focus Four Hazards – 6 hours

OSHA has linked the majority of fatalities in the construction industry to one of the 4 types of hazards listed below (Focus Four Hazards). These 4 hazards are the leading cause of fatalities on construction sites with falls being the most common. 

  1. Falls (minimum one hour and 15 minutes)
  2. Electrocution
  3. Struck-By (e.g., falling objects, trucks, cranes)
  4. Caught-In or Between (e.g., trench hazards, equipment)


Personal Protective and Lifesaving Equipment – 2 hours

A review of personal protective equipment and proper work practices while using PPE. 


Health Hazards in Construction – 2 hour

Review some of the common health hazards in construction including but not limited to respirable crystalline silica and noise hazards.


Stairways and Ladders – 1 hour

Will cover general requirements that must be followed when work is performed using stairways and ladders. 


Electives (12 Hours)


The instructor is required to teach at least 6 of the following topics listed below:

  1. Concrete and Masonry Construction
  2. Confined Space Entry
  3. Cranes, Derricks, Hoists, Elevators, & Conveyors
  4. Ergonomics
  5. Excavations
  6. Fire Protection and Prevention
  7. Materials Handling, Storage, Use and Disposal
  8. Motor Vehicles, Mechanized Equipment and Marine Operations; Rollover Protective Structures and Overhead Protection; and Signs, Signals and Barricades
  9. Powered Industrial Vehicles
  10. Safety and Health Programs
  11. Scaffolds
  12. Steel Erection
  13. Tools – Hand and Power
  14. Welding and Cutting


(The $375 price listed above is for students paying prior to the start of the class. The pay at door price is $425)