FREE OSHA 10-Hour Construction Classes


The Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Workers’ Compensation (TDI-DWC) offers free Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 10-Hour Construction classes in both English and Spanish in Austin, Dallas/Fort Worth, Houston, El Paso, and La Marque. Each two-day course is presented by authorized instructors and is designed to train employers and their employees in the essentials of occupational safety and health in construction. Classes cover specific OSHA standards and requirements as they apply to the construction industry and teach safety awareness, which helps in recognizing and reducing the risks of job site hazards. Participants who successfully complete the two-day course will receive an OSHA 10-Hour Construction class completion card within six to eight weeks.

Who Should Take the Online OSHA 10-hour Construction Course?

The OSHA 10-hour Outreach construction training program was developed by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to provide construction workers with a general awareness of the types of hazards commonly found on a construction site. OSHA recommends Outreach Training Program courses as an orientation to occupational safety and health for workers covered by the OSHA 29 CFR 1926 construction standards. Workers must receive additional training, when required by OSHA standards, on the specific hazards of the job; for example, information about site-specific policies and procedures as well as instruction on using tools and equipment at the job.

Although OSHA recommends this 10 hour construction course for construction site workers, it is not mandatory to take this course per OSHA regulations. Most states, however, are requiring the OSHA 10-hour construction course to be completed by workers on certain construction sites (typically projects of certain sizes that are funded with tax dollars). In addition, there are many private contractors, project owners, and government agencies (such as the VA) located throughout the United States who require workers to complete this 10-hour construction class before they are allowed to work on their construction sites.

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