How to apply for an OSHA Card for construction workers?

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), is the agency of the United States Department of Labor (DOL), in charge of guaranteeing safe and healthy working conditions for all workers.

OSHA's tasks include setting and evaluating standards for working conditions, as well as training, outreach, and assistance on these topics. In this sense, OSHA is in charge of training on common risks and dangers at work; Health; and security, in different sectors such as agriculture, construction, health, maritime, among others.

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For example, in order to work in the construction industry, some states require training. OSHA offers various training programs called Outreach Training Providers. There are courses for students and also for construction professionals, some have a duration of 10 hours and others of 30.

“OSHA's Outreach Training Program provides workers with basic and more advanced training on common occupational safety and health hazards.” Explains OSHA's website.

The programs can be taken in person or online, available online at the following link: https://www.osha.gov/training/outreach/training-providers. After completing the program and passing the final evaluation, students will receive a card that proves it. For construction three types of card are delivered, 10-Hour Construction Card, 30-Hour Construction Card and Constructor Trainer Card.

Learn more about this topic at the following link: https://www.osha.gov/training/outreach.

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