The 30-Hour Outreach Training Program provides basic safety and health information and education for workers and employers on the recognition, avoidance, abatement, and prevention of safety and health hazards in workplaces in the General Industry.
The course is appropriate for supervisors or workers with some safety responsibility. Through this training, OSHA helps to ensure that workers are more knowledgeable about workplace hazards and their rights.The course also provides information regarding workers' rights, employer responsibilities and how to file a complaint.
It is important to note that the Outreach Training Program is a voluntary program and it does not fulfill the training requirements found in OSHA standards. Employers are responsible for providing additional training for their workers on specific hazards of their job as noted in many OSHA standards. Although some states, municipalities or others may require outreach training as a condition of employment, it is not an OSHA requirement. The Outreach Training program is not considered a certification.