Designated Course Training Topics

Construction Industry – Designated Training Topics

As of April 2011

Instructional time must be a minimum of 10 hours.

The minimum topic requirements for 10 Hour are as follows:

  • Mandatory: 7 hours
  • Elective: 2 hours
    • Introduction to OSHA: 2 hours
    • OSHA Focus Four Hazards: 4 hours
      • Falls (minimum 1 hour and 15 minutes)
      • Electrocution (minimum 30 minutes)
      • Struck-By (minimum 30 minutes)
      • Caught-In or between (minimum 30 minutes)
    • Personal Protective and Lifesaving Equipment: 30 minutes
    • Health Hazards in Construction: 30 minutes

Must present at least 2 hours of training on the following topics. At least two topics must be presented. The minimum length of any topic is 30 minutes.

  • Cranes, Derricks, Hoists, Elevators, & conveyors
  • Excavations
  • Materials Handling, Storage, Use and Disposal
  • Scaffolds
  • Stairways and Ladders
  • Tools - Hand and Power
  • Optional: 1 hour

Teach other construction industry hazards or policies and/or expand on the mandatory or elective topics. The minimum length of any topic is 30 minutes.

The minimum topic requirements for 30 Hour are as follows:

  • Mandatory: 15 hoursElective: 12 hours
    • Introduction to OSHA: 2 hours
    • Managing Safety and Health: 2 hours
    • OSHA Focus Four Hazards: 6 hours
      • Falls (minimum 1 hour and 15 minutes)
      • Electrocution (minimum 30 minutes)
      • Struck-By (minimum 30 minutes)
      • Caught-In or between (minimum 30 minutes)
    • Personal Protective and Lifesaving Equipment: 2 hours
    • Health Hazards in Construction: 2 hours
    • Stairways and Ladders: 1 hour

Must present at least 12 hours of training on the following topics. At least 6 topics must be presented. The minimum length of any topic is 30 minutes.

Concrete and Masonry Construction

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  • Cranes, Derricks, Hoists, Elevators, & conveyors
  • Ergonomics
  • Excavations
  • Fire Protection and Prevention
  • Materials Handling, Storage, Use and Disposal
  • Motor Vehicles, Mechanized Equipment and Marine Operations; Rollover Protective Structures and Overhead Protection; and Signs, Signals, and Barricades
  • Power Industrial Vehicles
  • Safety and Health Programs
  • Scaffolds
  • Steel Erection
  • Tools - Hand and Power
  • Welding and Cutting
  • Optional: 3 hour

Teach other construction industry hazards or policies and/or expand on the mandatory or elective topics. The minimum length of any topic is 30 minutes.

General Industry – Designated Training Topics

As of April 2011


Instructional time must be a minimum of 10 hours.

The minimum topic requirements for 10 Hour are as follows:

  • Mandatory: 7 hours
  • Elective: 2 hours
    • Introduction to OSHA: 2 hours
    • 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 
Must present at least 2 hours of training on the following topics. At least two topics must be presented. The minimum length of any topic is 30 minutes.
  • Hazardous Materials
  • Materials Handling
  • Machine Guarding
  • Introduction to Industrial Hygiene
  • Bloodborne Pathogens
  • Ergonomics
  • Safety and Health Program
  • Fall Protection
  • Optional: 1 hour
Teach other general industry hazards or policies and/or expand on the mandatory or elective topics. The minimum length of any topic is 30 minutes.

The minimum topic requirements for 30 Hour are as follows:

  • Mandatory: 13 hours
  • Elective: 10 hours
    • Introduction to OSHA: 2 hours
    • Managing Safety and Health: 2 hours
    • Walking and Working Surfaces, including Fall Protection: 1 hour
    • Exit Routes, Emergency Action Plans, Fire Prevention Plans, and Fire Protection: 2 hours
    • Electrical: 2 hours
    • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE): 1 hour
    • Materials Handling: 2 hours
    • Hazard Communication: 1 hour

Must present at least 10 hours of training on the following topics. At least 5 topics must be presented. The minimum length of any topic is 30 minutes.

  • Bloodborne Pathogens
  • Ergonomics
  • Fall Protection
  • Hazardous Materials (Flammable and Combustible Liquids, Spray Finishing, Compressed Gases, Dipping and Coating Operations)
  • Introduction to Industrial Hygiene
  • Lockout/Tagout
  • Machine Guarding
  • Permit-Required Confined Spaces
  • Power Industrial Vehicles
  • Safety and Health Programs
  • Welding, Cutting, and Brazing
  • Optional: 7 hours

Teach other general industry hazards or policies and/or expand on the mandatory or elective topics. The minimum length of any topic is 30 minutes.