Why is OSHA Training important?

Safety training is an important part of many employment locations and helps minimize injuries and save lives. Employers are legally responsible for providing a workplace that is free from hazards. OSHA training helps create a work environment that is focused on safe practices, for employees and employers.

What is OSHA?

OSHA is the Occupational Safety and Health Administration that ensures safe and healthy working conditions for employees by setting and enforcing standards as well as providing training, education, assistance and outreach.

All of the OSHA training by TORBECK follows OSHA's standards and guidelines.

Do I Need Construction or General Industry Training?

Construction Industry, as defined by OSHA is work for construction, alteration and/or repair. This includes painting and decorating.

General Industry is any industry that is not construction, maritime or agriculture. Examples of this would be healthcare, manufacturing, warehousing, distribution and retail. 

Employers will, in most cases, instruct their employees as to which training they will need. 

Do I Need 10- or 30-Hour OSHA Training?

The 10-hour course is usually all that is required for many entry-level employees. Actual requirements will depend on what your workplace wants and requires. The longer, 30-hour course, is recommended for supervisors, site leads or managers who have an elevated safety responsbility.