OSHA adds component to 10-hour, 30-hour classes

June 17, 2010

A new training component emphasizing worker rights has been added to OSHA's 10- and 30-hour Outreach Training Program classes as required content.

According to an OSHA press release, "Introduction to OSHA" advises workers on their rights to:

  • A safe workplace
  • Training
  • Make a request for an OSHA inspection
  • Be free from retaliation
The two-hour component is required for the 10- and 30-hour construction, general industry, and maritime outreach courses.

"We are confident that this new training will embolden workers to speak up when they find work practices that endanger their lives and the lives of their co-workers," OSHA administrator David Michaels said in a press release.