OSHA revises outreach training program requirements to provide greater transparency

Trainers cannot advertise that outreach training is OSHA compliant and pre-printed language on course completion cards cannot be obscured or covered, a provision intended to further protect the integrity of the OSHA course completion card.

OSHA has recently revised requirements that authorized trainers must follow when conducting and reporting Outreach Training Program classes.

Under the revised requirements, trainers cannot advertise that outreach training is OSHA compliant and pre-printed language on course completion cards cannot be obscured or covered, a provision intended to further protect the integrity of the OSHA course completion card.

The revised requirements also clarify how requests for make-up training are handled, restrictions on webinar, video conferencing and training outside of OSHA jurisdiction, length of a training day and procedures for adding 20 more hours to a 10-hour training course to receive a 30-hour course completion card.

 

The Outreach Training Program is voluntary and promotes workplace safety and health by training workers about their rights and workplace hazards.

Visit OSHA's Outreach Training Program Web page for more information