OSHA 10 Hour General Industry

About NASP: (National Association of Safety Professionals) NASP provides training, consultative services, and third-party certifications that validate knowledge, skills and abilities in the area of workplace safety. The primary mission of NASP is to provide safety professionals with innovative training opportunities that exceed basic OSHA compliance as well as professional certifications to assist them in carrying out their safety-related functions with confidence and proven competence. The wide portfolio of OSHA programs offered by NASP equip professionals with industry grade knowledge on best practices of Occupational Safety.

OSHA 10 Hour General Industry

The OSHA 10 Hour General Industry training program is intended to provide entry level general industry workers information about their rights, employer responsibilities, and how to file a complaint as well as how to identify, abate, avoid and prevent job related hazards on a job site. The training covers a variety of general industry safety and health hazards which a worker may encounter. Training should emphasize hazard identification, avoidance, control and prevention, not OSHA standards.

Instructional time must be a minimum of 10 hours.

The minimum topic requirements are as follows:

Mandatory – 7 hours

  • Introduction to OSHA – 2 hours.

    • Covers workers’ rights, employer responsibilities and how to file a complaint. It includes helpful worker safety and health resources. It also provides samples of a weekly fatality and catastrophe report, safety data sheet and the OSHA Log of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses.
    • Materials include an Instructor Guide, PowerPoint slides, student handouts, and participatory activities.
  • Managing Safety and Health – 2 hours.

    May include Injury and Illness Prevention Programs, job site inspections, accident prevention programs, management commitment and employee involvement, worksite analysis, hazard prevention and control, accident 4 investigations, how to conduct safety meetings, and supervisory communication.

  • Walking and Working Surfaces, including fall protection – 1 hour.

  • Exit Routes, Emergency Action Plans, Fire Prevention Plans, and Fire Protection – 1 hour.

  • Electrical – 1 hour.

  • Personal Protective Equipment – 1 hour.

  • Hazard Communication – 1 hour.

  • Elective – 1 hour.

    Must present at least two hours of training on the following topics. At least two topics must be presented. The minimum length of any topic is one-half hour.

    • Hazardous Materials
    • Materials Handling
    • Machine Guarding
    • Introduction to Industrial Hygiene
    • Bloodborne Pathogens
    • Ergonomics
    • Safety and Health Program
    • Fall Protection
  • Optional – 1 hours

    Teach other general industry hazards or policies and/or expand on the mandatory or elective topics. The minimum length of any topic is one-half hour.

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Assessment Criteria: The learners on the OSHA program are assessed externally via MCQ (Multiple Choice Questions) format after they have undergone the required/mandated no. of learning hours. The outcome of the assessment on securing a minimum of 70% and above is considered as a pass and processed for certification. Should the learner fail, he/she would need to undertake the assessment again and pass to attain the qualification


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