OSHA 10-hour & 30-hour Training Resources
OSHA recommends Outreach Training Program courses as an orientation to occupational safety and health for workers covered by OSHA 29 CFR 1926. Workers must receive additional training, when required by OSHA standards, on the specific hazards of the job. Upon successful completion of the course, participants will receive an OSHA 10-Hour Construction Outreach DOL course completion card within 6-8 weeks.
- OSHA Links
- Part 1910 - General Industry
- Part 1926 - Construction
- Sample Construction Training
Federal and State Links
U.S. DOL Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) works to prevent injuries and protect the health of workers.
- US DOL Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), including the laws, regulations, and services.
- US DOL Employment Law Guide - Occupational Safety and Health
- Bureau of Labor Statistics
- Environmental Protection Agency
- National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
- Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA)
- National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB)
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Injury and Violence Prevention and Control
- Children’s Safety Network
- Federal Emergency Management Agency
- National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
- National Safety Council
- Safe States
- OSHA Occupational Chemical Database
- Toxnet – National Library of Medicine Toxicology Data Network
- Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR)
- NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards
Nonprofit Organizations and Standards
- American Red Cross
- Electrical Safety Foundation
- National Safety Council
- American National Standards Institute (ANSI)
- National Fire Prevention Association
- Industrial Truck Standards Development Foundation
- American Welding Society
- The Pacific Northwest OSHA Education Center (Seattle)
- Boise State University Center for Excellence for Environmental Health and Safety
- Rocky Mountain Center for Occupational and Environmental Health
- OSHA E-Tools (Web-Based Training Tools)
Safety Professional Organizations
- Snake River Chapter of the American Society of Safety Engineers
- American Board of Industrial Hygiene
- Board of Certified Safety Professionals
Other Safety Information
29 CFR Part 1910 - General Industry
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is a branch of the United States Department of Labor and has the responsibility to ensure day-to-day workplace safety for millions of Americans. As a regulatory agency of the federal government, OSHA creates rules that have the weight of law wherever they apply. For most workplaces, the rules that apply are in 29 CFR 1910.
What is OSHA 29 CFR 1910?
For reference and enforcement, the rules created by all federal regulatory agencies are collected into a multi-part document called the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). Within the CFR, regulations are organized by the governing department and the topic of the rules.
The rules from the Department of Labor, including OSHA’s regulations, are found in Title 29 (Labor) of the CFR. The most commonly-encountered OSHA rules are those that apply to “general industry,” or most workplaces in the United States, and these rules appear in Part 1910 of Title 29. This is where that mouthful of letters and numbers comes from: 29 CFR 1910 just means “Title 29 of the CFR, Part 1910.” This collection of regulations is often referred to as OSHA’s Occupational Safety and Health Standards.
While Part 1910 is the broadest collection of OSHA regulations, OSHA also has different sets of rules that apply to certain industries. Shipyards are covered in Part 1915, for example; construction is in Part 1926, and agriculture is in Part 1928.
What is Covered in 29 CFR 1910?
OSHA’s regulations in Part 1910 are divided into 20 subparts:
- Subpart A - General (sections 1910.1-1910.9)
- Subpart B - Adoption and Extension of Established Federal Standards (sections 1910.11-1910.19)
- Subpart D - Walking and Working Surfaces (sections 1910.21-1910.30)
- Subpart E - Exit Routes and Emergency Planning (sections 1910.33-1910.39)
- Subpart F - Powered Platforms, Manlifts, and Vehicle-Mounted Work Platforms (sections 1910.66-1910.68)
- Subpart G - Occupational Health and Environmental Control (sections 1910.94-1910.98)
- Subpart H - Hazardous Materials (sections 1910.101-1910.126)
- Subpart I - Personal Protective Equipment (sections 1910.132-1910.138)
- Subpart J - General Environmental Controls (sections 1910.141-1910.147)
- Subpart K - Medical and First Aid (sections 1910.151-1910.152)
- Subpart L - Fire Protection (sections 1910.155-1910.165)
- Subpart M - Compressed Gas and Compressed Air Equipment (sections 1910.166-1910.169)
- Subpart N - Materials Handling and Storage (sections 1910.176-1910.184)
- Subpart O - Machinery and Machine Guarding (sections 1910.211-1910.219)
- Subpart P - Hand and Portable Powered Tools and Other Hand-Held Equipment (sections 1910.241-1910.244)
- Subpart Q - Welding, Cutting, and Brazing (sections 1910.251-1910.255)
- Subpart R - Special Industries (sections 1910.261-1910.272)
- Subpart S - Electrical (sections 1910.301-1910.399)
- Subpart T - Commercial Diving Operations (sections 1910.401-1910.440)
- Subpart Z - Toxic and Hazardous Substances (sections 1910.1000-1910.1450)
Enforcement of 29 CFR 1910
OSHA enforces its regulations with workplace inspections and citations for failure to comply. However, the agency’s workforce can’t inspect eve
29 CFR Part 1926 - Contruction
Construction is a high hazard industry, with its unique situations and hazards, and employing more than six million workers, a separate set of OSHA standards provide safety and health regulations for construction workers. 29 CFR 1926, Safety and Health Regulations for Construction was established under section 107 of the Contract Work Hours and Safety Standards Act, and provides the standards for construction safety. There are 27 subparts in OSHA 1926:
- OSHA 1926 Subpart A – General
- OSHA 1926 Subpart B – General Interpretations
- OSHA 1926 Subpart C – General Safety and Health Provisions
- OSHA 1926 Subpart D – Occupational Health and Environmental Controls
- OSHA 1926 Subpart E – Personal Protective and Life Saving Equipment
- OSHA 1926 Subpart F – Fire Protection and Prevention
- OSHA 1926 Subpart G – Signs, Signal and Barricades
- OSHA 1926 Subpart H – Materials Handling, Storage, Use, and Disposal
- OSHA 1926 Subpart I – Tools—Hand and Power
- OSHA 1926 Subpart J – Welding and Cutting
- OSHA 1926 Subpart K – Electrical
- OSHA 1926 Subpart L – Scaffolds
- OSHA 1926 Subpart M – Fall Protection
- OSHA 1926 Subpart N – Helicopters, Hoists, Elevators, and Conveyors
- OSHA 1926 Subpart O – Motor Vehicles, Mechanized Equipment, and Marine Operations
- OSHA 1926 Subpart P – Excavations
- OSHA 1926 Subpart Q – Concrete and Masonry Construction
- OSHA 1926 Subpart R – Steel Erection
- OSHA 1926 Subpart S – Underground Construction, Caissons, Cofferdams, and Compressed Air
- OSHA 1926 Subpart T – Demolition
- OSHA 1926 Subpart U – Blasting and the Use of Explosives
- OSHA 1926 Subpart V – Power Transmission and Distribution
- OSHA 1926 Subpart W – Rollover Protective Structures; Overhead Protection
- OSHA 1926 Subpart X – Ladders
- OSHA 1926 Subpart Y – Commercial Diving Operations
- OSHA 1926 Subpart Z – Toxic and Hazardous Substances
- OSHA 1926 Subpart CC – Cranes and Derricks in Construction
I’ll be providing a look at the first three of these subparts.
OSHA 1926 Subpart A - General
The scope and applicability of the safety and health standards of the Contract Work Hours and Safety Standards Act is found in this general section. Subpart A discusses variances, inspections, and rules or guidelines from the construction industry. Exploration of Right of Entry, by the Secretary of Labor—or their representative is included and other administrative adjudications for the enforcement of safety and health. The OSHA 1926 construction regulations and standards are published starting in Subpart C.
OSHA 1926 Subpart B
Subpart B of OSHA 1926 provides the general policy and interpretations of section 107 of the Contract Work Hours and Safety Standards Act. It also defines some of the key terms and responsibilities.
This section summarizes general safety requirements. These requirements include:
- “Laborers and mechanics” must be provided with working conditions and surroundings that are sanitary, not hazardous, and not dangerous.
- Federal contracts over $10,000 that involve furnishing materials, supplies, articles or equipment, must include a statement that states: “no part of such contract will be performed nor will any of the materials, supplies, articles or equipment to be manufactured or furnished under said contract be manufactured or fabricated in any plants, factories, buildings, or surroundings or under working conditions which are unsanitary or hazardous or dangerous to the health and safety of employees engaged in the performance of said contract.”
- Establishing that there are no gaps in the requirements for providing a sanitary and safe workplace. All construction employers must provide their employees with a sanitary and safe workplace.
This subpart also includes a minimum wage provision that requires those engaged in federal, or federally funded construction projects, be paid a minimum wage that is in accordance with the prevailing wages as determined by the Department of Labor.
OSHA 1926 Subpart C
OSHA 1926 Subpart C provides the basic requirements for a construction industry safety and health program. It can be read as an overview of general requirements surrounding several subparts to be discussed later. For instance, a review of excavations, stairways and ladders, discussed in detail in Subparts P and X would be part of Subpart C
OSHA 1926 Subpart C also contains the definitions of key terms used throughout the 1926 construction standard. For example, the definitions for terms such as competent person, qualified, approved, and suitable can be found section 32.
General health and safety requirements such as: first aid, fire protection, housekeeping, illumination, sanitation, and personal protective equipment are covered in sections 22 through 28.
The following is a list of all of the sections of Subpart C:
1926 Subpart C - General Safety and Health Provisions
- 1926.20 - General safety and health provisions.
- 1926.21 - Safety training and education.
- 1926.22 - Recording and reporting of injuries.
- 1926.23 - First aid and medical attention.
- 1926.24 - Fire protection and prevention.
- 1926.25 - Housekeeping.
- 1926.26 - Illumination.
- 1926.27 - Sanitation.
- 1926.28 - Personal protective equipment.
- 1926.29 - Acceptable certifications.
- 1926.30 - Shipbuilding and ship repairing.
- 1926.32 - Definitions.
- 1926.33 - Access to employee exposure and medical records.
- 1926.34 - Means of egress.
- 1926.35 - Employee emergency action plans.
Construction Free Training
These Sample Written Programs are designed to help you create customized programs for your specific needs. Originally designed for OSHA employees, it is now available to the public for free.
- Sample Accident Prevention Plan for Construction (Word document)
- Alternative Accident Prevention Plan for Construction (Word document)
With regard to confined spaces in construction, OSHA Standard 1926.21 (b)(6)(i) states: “All employees required to enter into confined or enclosed spaces shall be instructed as to the nature of the hazards involved, the necessary precautions to be taken, and in the use of protective and emergency equipment required”.
While OSHA standards do not required the construction industry to have a written program for confined spaces, we strongly recommend you develop one if needed, and use the OSHA General lndustry 29 CFR 1910.146 – Permit Required Confined Spaces standard as a guide for best practices. Links to information relating to the general industry standard are listed below:
- 1910.146 Permit Required Confined Spaces – OSHA Standard (website link)
- Appendix F to 1910.146 Rescue Team or Rescue Service Evaluation Criteria (Word document)
- OSHA Permit Required Confined Spaces Booklet (pdf)
- Sample Permit Required Confined Space Program (Word document)
- Confined Space and Permit Required Confined Space Recognition Form (pdf)
- Permit Required Confined Space Decision Flow Chart (Word document)
- Work Sheet for Reclassifying a Permit Space (Word document)
- Entry Permit – Sample One (pdf)
- Entry Permit – Sample Two (Word document)
- Work Sheet for Alternative Procedures (Word document)
- Hot Work Permit (Excel document)
Crane and Hoist Safety
- Sample Crane and Hoist Safety Program (Word document)
- Sample Crane Inspection Program (Word document)
- Managing Mobile Crane Hazards (website link)
- NIOSH Preventing Worker Injuries and Deaths from Mobile Crane Tip-Over, Boom Collapse, and Uncontolled Hoisted Loads (pdf)
- OSHA Cranes and Derricks in Construction – Small Entity Compliance Guide for the Final Rule Booklet (pdf)
- OSHA Fact Sheet: Cranes and Derricks in Construction – Assembly and Disassembly, Subpart CC (pdf)
- OSHA Fact Sheet: Cranes and Derricks in Construction – Operator Qualification and Certification, Subpart CC (pdf)
- OSHA Fact Sheet: Cranes and Derricks in Construction – Qualified Rigger, Subpart CC (pdf)
- OSHA Fact Sheet: Cranes and Derricks in Construction – Signal Person Qualification, Subpart CC (pdf)
- OSHA Quick Card: Crane Safety – English Version (pdf)
- OSHA Quick Card: Crane Safety – Spanish Version (pdf)
- Sample Ergonomics Program (Word document)
Emergency Action/Fire Prevention
- Sample Emergency Action/Fire Prevention Plan (Word document)
- Sample Fire Extinguisher/Emergency Light Checklist (pdf)
- Sample Fire Extinguisher/Emergency Light Checklist (Word document)
Energy Control Program (Lockout/Tagout)
- Sample Energy Control Program for Construction (Word document)
- Sample Energy Control Program – Short Version (Word document)
- Sample Energy Control Program – Long Version (Word document)
- Cut Lock or Removed Tag Report (pdf)
- 1926.501 Duty to Have Fall Protection – OSHA Standard (website link)
- OSHA Residential Fall Protection Information (website link)
- OSHA Instruction STD 03-11-002 Compliance Guidance for Residential Construction (website link)
- OSHA Fall Protection in Construction Information (website link)
- OSHA Guidance Document: Fall Protection in Residential Construction (pdf)
- 1910.1200 Hazard Communication – OSHA Standard (website link)
- Hazard Communication Overview (Word document)
- OSHA Hazard Communication Booklet (pdf)
- Hazard Communication Program – Sample A (Word document)
- Hazard Communication Program – Sample B (Word document)
- Notice to Other Employers (Word document)
- 1910.95 Occupational Noise Exposure – OSHA Standard (website link)
- Introduction to Hearing Conservation (Word document)
- Sample Hearing Conservation Program (Word document)
- OSHA Hearing Conservation Booklet (pdf)
Personal Protective Equipment
Powered Industrial Vehicles (Forklifts)
- OSHA Injury and Illness Recordkeeping Information (website link)
- What is First Aid? (pdf)
- Recordkeeping Forms – pdf Version
- Recordkeeping Forms – Excel Version
Note: A copy of Appendix D must be given to people who wear respirators even though they aren’t required to by the OSHA Standard.
- Full Respiratory Protection Sample Program (Word document)
- Limited Respiratory Protection Sample Program (Word document)
- Medical Evaluation Questionnaire (Word document)
- OSHA Respiratory Protection Booklet (pdf)
Trenching and Excavation
Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP)
The Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP) is designed to provide incentives and support to employers to develop, implement and continuously improve effective safety and health programs at their worksite. SHARP provides recognition for employers who demonstrate exemplary achievements in workplace safety and health. These companies are exempted from a general scheduled Federal OSHA inspection for one to two years.
How Can My Company Participate In SHARP?
To participate in SHARP, you must:
- Request a consultation visit that involves a complete hazard identification survey;
- Involve employees in the consultation process;
- Correct all hazards identified by the consultant;
- Implement and maintain a safety and health management system that, at a minimum, addresses OSHA’s 1989 Safety and Health Program Management Guidelines;
- Lower your company’s Lost-Workday Injury and Illness rate (LWDII) and Total Recordable Case Rate (TRCR) below the national average; and
- Agree to notify your state Consultation Project Office prior to making any changes in the working conditions or introducing new hazards into the workplace
For more information, visit the OSHA web page for SHARP programs.