What Does It Mean to Be Certified?
The phrases “OSHA Certification” and “OSHA Certified” almost always mean you to have an up-to-date certification for the Outreach Training Program. This certification represents the achievement of outcomes set by OSHA. There are a few different forms this certification comes in.
What Do I Need to Do?
To become OSHA certified you must complete an OSHA 10 or OSHA 30 training session within the OSHA Outreach Program in either construction or general industry. The Outreach Training Program courses teach employers how to recognize and avoid common hazards that happen on the job. It also explains employer responsibility, how to file a complaint for OSHA violations, and the workers’ rights according to OSHA standards.
According to the Institute for Credentialing Excellence, the outreach program helps to keep employees knowledgeable and teaches them skills they will need to stay safe on the job. The OSHA 10 is an entry level program for workers. While the more intense OSHA 30 is curated more towards supervisors or workers with safety responsibilities.
How Much Does It Cost?
The OSHA certification trainings are offered in 10 and 30-hour sessions in both online and in person training. Based off stats from VPS, the online courses normally cost anywhere from $50 to $180 depending on whether it is an OSHA 10 or OSHA 30 course. And in person trainings can cost anywhere from $250 to $690 also depending on the course.
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