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Outreach Trainer Updates

OSHA UPDATE:

March 21, 2017

The Foundations of Safety Leadership (FSL) topic that was recently added as an elective topic to the 30-hour Construction Outreach course must be taught in its entirety as at least a 2.5 hour topic. This requirement can be found on page 6 of the Outreach Training Program Construction Industry Procedures in Sec IV.B.2.o) which states that the minimum time for this topic is 2.5 hours.

 

The 2.5 hour time frame (which should be uninterrupted except for break) was determined by the team at CPWR who developed the program. It allows safety and health leaders sufficient time to:

Any OTPR submission that includes the FSL topic taught in less than the required 2.5 hour time frame does not meet program requirements.

Foundation for Safety Leadership (FSL) Training FAQ’s

January 1, 2017
OSHA revises the Outreach Training Program Requirements and Industry Procedures to improve worker training program.  Please see Memorandum of Understanding from MAOTIEC Program Director and the OSHA handout, Summary of outreach Training Program Changes, which list the key changes in the Requirements and Procedures. New documents include Program Requirements and separate Industry Procedures for Construction, General Industry, Maritime, and Disaster Site Worker

January 15, 2016
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is introducing more durable and secure completion cards for its Outreach Training Program, including 10-hour and 30-hour voluntary safety classes. The new cards are intended to reduce fraud and improve efficiency.
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December 2014. The Directorate of Training and Education (DTE) has recently revised the "Introduction to OSHA" training materials for the 10- and 30-hour Outreach Training Program classes.  The materials were revised to incorporate the recent changes to the Recordkeeping Standard.  The training materials should be reviewed prior to conducting training and used as a resource in their planning and presentation of the "Introduction to OSHA" mandatory topic. The  revised "Introduction to OSHA" module should be incorporated into trainer classes and Outreach training classes, as soon as possible, but no later than April 1, 2015. The revised training materials are located on the OSHA Web site at http://www.osha.gov/dte/outreach/teachingaids.html.


NEW REPORTING REQUIREMENTS START JANUARY 1
Beginning January 1, 2015
there will be a change to what covered employers are required to report to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Employers will now be required to report all work-related fatalities within 8 hours and all in-patient hospitalizations, amputations, and losses of an eye within 24 hours of finding about the incident.
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As of Feb 2014, the Directorate of Training and Education (DTE) has recently revised the "Introduction to OSHA" training materials for the 10- and 30-hour Outreach Training Program classes.  The materials were revised to incorporate the recent changes to the Hazard Communication Standard to align with the Global Harmonization System (GHS).  The revised training materials are located on the OSHA Web site at http://www.osha.gov/dte/outreach/teachingaids.html

DTE has recently developed PowerPoints for the FY 2013 Most Frequently Cited Violations for the Construction, General, and Maritime industries.   The PowerPoints are located on the OSHA Training and Reference Materials Library Web site at: http://www.osha.gov/dte/library/materials_library.html

Hazard Communication: Workers must be trained by Dec. 1, 2013
OSHA's updated Hazard Communication Standard provides a common and coherent approach to classifying chemicals and communicating hazard information on labels and safety data sheets. The first deadline in the implementation phase is Dec. 1, 2013, the date by which employers must train workers on the new label elements and safety data sheet. Find information and resources, by following this link: https://www.osha.gov/dsg/hazcom/index.html

Please check the Outreach Program Requirements and Procedures for any revisions before teaching an OSHA Outreach Class. https://www.osha.gov/dte/outreach/

OSHA revises its Outreach Training Program Requirements and procedures to improve the quality of outreach classes and ensure the integrity of its authorized trainers April 15, 2011 - Formerly known as the Program Guidelines, the new Program Requirements will apply to all Outreach Training Programs, with separate procedures for each specific program. Click here for details - http://www.osha.gov/dte/outreach/program_requirements.pdf