Depending on the industry, many business owners ask their employees to obtain an Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) certificate or card. The OSHA 10-Hour Training Program offers an entry-level worker general information about identifying and avoiding hazards in the work environment.
With the OSHA Act of 1970, Congress created OSHA to establish and enforce standards and provide training and assistance to ensure safe and healthy working conditions for working men and women.
The cost of OSHA training depends mainly on the course duration and the location of the sessions. The least costly way of taking these courses is online. The 10-hour online course usually costs between $60 and $80, and the employer pays typically. Completing an online OSHA 10-Hour course can take up to six months from the day the first session starts.
The training sessions consist of about eight modules. There is a quiz consisting of ten questions at the end of every module. The passing score for the test is 70 percent. There are three opportunities to pass the test. Failure to pass successfully may result in a locked exam and the individual not permitted to proceed using the online training format.
Once the individual has completed all the courses, they’ll have to pass the final exam to earn full credit. The exam is 40 questions long and will test the information obtained from the modules. A passing score of at least 70 percent is required. The employee has three chances to pass the final exam and cannot test for a passing grade again in the online format if unsuccessful. The online exam will lock out the individual.
A temporary printable certificate is automatically made available upon successful completion of the course. The participants who work for a construction company and received a passing grade within two weeks will receive an OSHA 10-Hour course completion wallet card. Both the certificate and the wallet-sized card will serve as the official proof of completion of the course.
The OSHA 10-Hour course aims to encourage safety and health in the workplace. It is an educational training tool used to remind workers of the hazards at work and ways to avoid them.