Do You Need to Take the OSHA 30-Hour Equivalent Training Course?
The OSHA 30-Hour equivalency training course is recommended for any construction employee with supervisory or safety-related responsibilities. This may include (but is not limited to): boilermakers, carpenters, carpet layers, electricians, elevator mechanics, heavy equipment operators, insulation installers, masons and stonemasons, plumbers, pipefitters, sheet metal workers, tile workers, truck drivers, teamsters, and welders.
The OSHA 30-Hour equivalency training course provided by NET is not OSHA-authorized training but rather equivalency training and the DOL card is not provided. This training may not cover all training requirements found in OSHA standards, and employers are responsible for providing additional training specific to their jobsite and employee responsibilities. Some workers may find that a combination of Construction, General Industry, and on-site training is necessary.
This training is voluntary, although many companies consider it an essential part of their safety program and may require it as part of employment. Additionally, the following states have certain training requirements for particular employees (check with your state for details): Connecticut, Florida, Massachusetts, Missouri, Nevada, New Hampshire, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and West Virginia.
Choosing NET for OSHA Training
- The OSHA 30-hour equivalency training course from NET is self-paced and designed to work around your own schedule. You can take the course on any device from any location.
- Log in and out of the system after each module and all your progress and study time will be saved.
- U.S.-based support is available throughout the course via phone or email.
- Immediately download an e-certificate upon completion of the course.
- Access the course for up to one year after the time of registration.
- The OSHA 30-hour equivalency course counts as continuing education units (CEUs). This course is accepted for 5.01 Industrial Hygiene CM Points by the American Board of Industrial Hygiene (ABIH) and 3 Continuance of Certification (COC) points from the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP).
- Complete your training for just $189 per person and group discounts are available for parties of three or more.
The OSHA 30-Hour equivalency training course consists of self-graded quizzes and a final exam based on material presented in videos with audio narration and interactive animations. A study timer keeps track of your completed time and progress and allows you to start and stop as needed.
OSHA 30-Hour equivalency training is the primary method for which workers are trained on hazard recognition and OSHA safety standards. Material covered in the course includes:
- Introduction to OSHA (Required)
- Safety Orientation
- Hazard Recognition
- Accident Investigation
- Walking and Working Surfaces (Required)
- Fall Protection
- Emergency Planning (Required)
- Industrial Fire Prevention
- Evacuation Procedures
- Electrical Safety (Required)
- Electrocution Hazards in Construction Part 1
- Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) (Required)
- Materials Handling Safety (Required)
- Warehouse Safety
- Hazard Communication in Industrial Facilities (Required)
- Introduction to GHS
- Hazardous Materials Labels
- Dealing with Hazardous Spills
- Compressed Gas Cylinders
- Confined Space Entry
- Lockout / Tagout
- Machine Guard Safety
- Bloodborne Pathogens in Commercial and Industrial Facilities
- Industrial Ergonomics
- I2P2: Injury and Illness Prevention Program (Required)
- Forklift and Powered Industrial Truck Safety
Each worksite and job will have unique training requirements, and it is entirely the employer's responsibility to ensure that all job hazards are fully explained through training.
Physical and On Site Requirements
Is this course authorized by OSHA?
No. This is equivalency training and is not OSHA-authorized. This course provides a certificate but will not provide a DOL card.