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In the USA to be a supervisor on a WORKSITE are you trained in the 30 method.

OSHA 30-hour Construction Training Course. OSHA recommends Outreach Training Programs as an orientation to occupational safety and health for workers covered by OSHA 29 CFR 1926. Construction workers must receive additional training, when required by OSHA standards, on specific hazards of the job.

Did your state pass a law where you don’t have to renew your card yearly like NEVADA

The Nevada State legislature passed SB 233, which removes the requirement for a 10/30 hour refresher course for those holding 10 or 30 hour construction cards. The Governor signed this bill, and it became law as of June 10, 2015.  But work outside the state and you need to renew your OSHA training, because that law only is good in the state of Nevada!

This means that if a person has the 10 or 30 hour OSHA construction card, Nevada no longer requires that they have refresher training, and the card is considered valid regardless of the date of issue.

It is still required that a person have an OSHA 10 or 30 hour construction card in order to work on a construction site in the state of Nevada.

Although OSHA does not require any employee to complete the 30-hour course, the training course may be required by state law or employer rules. And although currently, the OSHA 10/30 card does not have an expiration date associated with it. Most companies will require that employees retake the class every 3-5 years depending on who you work for (or who your company is working for).

While the OSHA 10/30 card does not expire, the topics covered during the class have annual or bi-annual refresher training required. This means that if you take the OSHA 10/30 course one year, you will have to get training on most of the topics either every year or every other year.

Out of the 25 states with OSHA-approved programs, seven states make the 10-hour course mandatory for employees, with Nevada the only state that also mandates the 30-hour course. All supervisory employees in Nevada must obtain an OSHA 30-hour card within 15 days of being hired, and the card must be renewed every five years. In addition to government requirements, some private companies or worker unions may require their employees to obtain an OSHA 30-hour card as a condition of employment. Also, the states of Connecticut, Massachusetts, Missouri, New Hampshire, New York, and Rhode Island now require by law a minimum of 10 hours of OSHA safety training to work on a public jobsite. The State of Nevada has taken their requirements a step further with a minimum of 10 hour training for construction workers and a minimum of 30 hours of safety training for supervisors and superintendents. Nevada also requires continuing safety education to maintain 10 and 30 hour current certification:

30-Hour Card Requirements

OSHA specifies standards for each 30-hour course in subject areas of general industry, construction and maritime. For example, the 30-hour general industry program must include 13 hours of mandatory topics, such as two hours for emergency exit routes and action plans and one hour for personal protective equipment. The training courses must be conducted by a certified OSHA trainer in the applicable subject area. The qualifications for a trainer include five years of general industry safety experience and completion of mandatory course work

Most Popular Job for Employees with a OSHA 30 hour Certification

·        Project Manager, Construction.

·        Construction Superintendent.

·        Construction Superintendent, Commercial.

·        Project Engineer.

·        Safety Manager.

·        Construction Project Manager.

·        Assistant Project Manager, Construction.

And since you are OSHA 30 trained Im sure you have seen this card for sure!

Intended for supervisors or workers with some safety responsibility.

  • Construction Workers
  • Construction Foremen
  • Construction Job Supervisors
  • All Personnel Responsible for Construction-related Projects

Learning Objectives

OSHA 30-Hour Construction online safety course trains workers and employers on recognition, avoidance, abatement and prevention of safety and health hazards in the workplace. It includes information on workers’ rights, employer responsibilities and how to file a complaint.

OSHA 30 training course:

  1. Recognize what worker rights are protected under OSHA
  2. Recognize what responsibilities an employer has under OSHA
  3. Identify major fall hazards
  4. Identify common caught-in or -between hazards
  5. Identify common struck-by hazards
  6. Identify types of electrocution hazards
  7. Identify ways to select appropriate PPE and lifesaving equipment
  8. Identify major health hazards common to the construction industry
  9. Recognize how to protect oneself from material handling hazards
  10. Identify major hand & power tool hazards
  11. Recognize role of the workforce in improving the current culture
  12. Recognize the role of management in improving the current culture
  13. Recognize ways to protect oneself from crane hazards
  14. Identify major hazards related to motor vehicles, mechanized equipment and marine operations
  15. Recognize ways to protect oneself from fire hazards thru prevention and emergency response
  16. Recognize employer requirements for protecting workers from concrete & masonry hazards, including abatement methods
  17. Identify major steel erection hazards
  18. Recognize ways to protect oneself from welding & cutting hazards
  19. Describe types of confined space hazards
  20. Recognize ways to protect oneself from confined space hazards
  21. Describe activities that can lead to MSD and RMD injury and illness
  22. Recognize employer requirements for providing a safety and health program that effectively reduces and prevents employee injury, illness, and fatality
  23. Identify responsibilities of a supervisor in preventing worker injuries and unhealthful exposures
  24. Recognize the specific legal responsibilities of a supervisor to protect worker safety and health
  25. Identify the reasons for an incident investigation and future preventative measures that may result
  26. Recognize ways to protect oneself from arc flash hazards
  27. Describe types of health and safety construction hazards and appropriate forms mitigation

Course Topics

  • Introduction to OSHA
  • Contractor’s Safety and Health Program
  • Reporting and Record Keeping
  • Electrical Hazards
  • Fall Protection
  • Materials Handling
  • Cranes and Rigging
  • Motorized Mobile Platforms
  • The Competent Person
  • Excavations
  • Work Zone Traffic Control
  • Forklift Hazards


  • OSHA
  • CP
  • PPE
  • LOTO
  • Department of Labor (DOL)
  • Outreach Training Program