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About OSHA 10-Hour Construction Course

OSHA recommends workplace safety training for a safe and healthful work environment, specifically for hazard avoidance on the job site. Our OSHA 10 Construction training is 100% online and covers specific OSHA regulations and requirements as they apply to the Construction Industry.

Our fully narrated and interactive course is intended as an orientation to OSHA safety training standards. It covers safety and health hazards workers may face on construction work sites, placing special emphasis on hazard identification, avoidance, control and prevention.

Who Needs OSHA 10-Hour Construction Training?

Most workers in construction, building development and other related fields will need to take OSHA training. This will ensure that workers are able to identify, predict, prevent and stop potential hazards in the workplace.

What's Covered in OSHA 10-Hour Construction Training?

  • Construction Industry Health Hazards
  • OSHA's Construction Focus Four
  • Material Handling Hazards
  • OSHA-Sanctioned Employer Responsibilities
  • Hand and Power Tool Hazards
  • OSHA-Supported Workers' Rights
  • PPE (Personal Protective Equipment)
  • And more!

Course Details for OSHA 10 Construction Training

Our goal at the OSHA Education Center is to make sure that all workers have access to high quality workplace safety training and education. That's why we've created our online OSHA 10-Hour Construction course to be convenient, effective and accommodating for all course takers.

OSHA 10-Hour Construction Industry Online Course features:

  • Audio narration and interactive exercises
  • Real-life case studies
  • OSHA 10 Construction online course study guides that you can download and print
  • 24/7 course access from any web-enabled device
  • Also available in Spanish — Learn More

Why Online? A special note about construction safety.

Certificate of Completion

This education and training program given by American Safety Council (ASC) is offered worldwide for OSHA-inspired construction and general industry hazard recognition. ASC is a market leader in authoring and delivery of e-Learning education and training to address transportation and workplace safety, continuing education and training on behalf of business, government and higher learning institutions. Employers will find this training useful in meeting their training obligations outlined in OSHA Standards 29 C.F.R. 1926.21(B)(2). This educational course will not result in issuance of an OSHA Outreach Training Program student completion card or a Department of Labor card.

You will receive an OSHA Education Center completion certificate.


By successfully completing the course material and final exam, students will be issued 1 CEU credit.

OSHA Education Center is accredited by the International Accreditors for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) and offers IACET CEUs for its learning events that comply with the ANSI/IACET Continuing Education and Training Standard. IACET is recognized internationally as a standard development organization and accrediting body that promotes quality of continuing education and training.

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OSHA 10-Hour Construction Training Topics

This OSHA 10-Hour Construction course covers a broad spectrum of valuable health and safety workplace topics that will familiarize you with OSHA Construction standards. These topics will include the OSHA Construction Focus Four, identifying common worksite hazards, tool operation and more.

Once you complete the course, you'll be able to:

Describe key elements of OSHA including:

  • Explain the importance of OSHA to workers
  • Explain worker rights under OSHA
  • Describe the use and importance of OSHA standards
  • Explain how OSHA inspections are conducted
  • Explain the worker safety and health resources available

Recognize OSHA regulations for electricity including:

  • Identify the potential for electrical hazards on construction sites
  • Explain OSHA regulations as they apply to wiring and general use equipment
  • Identify specific regulations that apply to special use equipment

Recognize OSHA regulations for personal protective equipment (PPE) including:

  • Describe the general requirements for PPE and hazard assessment
  • List the different types of PPE equipment and proper uses
  • Explain the requirements for specific PPE, including respiratory and head and body protection

Recognize OSHA regulations for fall protection systems including:

  • Describe construction hazards that require a fall protection system
  • List the different types of fall protection systems and their requirements
  • Explain the training requirements and common hazards associated with fall protection

Recognize OSHA regulations for cranes and related equipment including:

  • List OSHA regulations that apply to crane safety
  • Be able to develop a crane inspection plan
  • Explain the use of signaling during crane operations
  • Describe the proper installation procedures for cranes, hoists and similar equipment

Recognize OSHA regulations for excavation operations including:

  • List the three main methods for protecting employees from cave-ins
  • Describe the different types of soils and basic procedures on how to determine soil type
  • List the responsibilities of those who work with excavations, including the competent person
  • Identify factors that pose a hazard to employees working in excavations

Recognize OSHA regulations for rigging and material handling including:

  • Be able to identify material handling and rigging hazards
  • Identify the basic types of slings and material handling equipment
  • Describe the requirements for material storage
  • Explain the process for developing a materials handling safety program

Recognize OSHA regulations for scaffolds including:

  • Be able to identify and recognize hazards as they apply to scaffolding use and construction
  • List specific requirements associated with scaffold types
  • Describe the roles of the scaffold competent person, qualified person and engineer in scaffold design and use
  • List the requirements for training employees on scaffold use and construction

Recognize OSHA regulations for stairways and ladders including:

  • Be able to recognize hazards associated with stairway and ladder usage in construction
  • List the different types of ladders used in construction and the specific standards that apply to them
  • Describe the training requirements and common violations associated with stairways and ladders

Recognize OSHA regulations for hand and power tools including:

  • Identify basic tool hazards
  • Describe basic tool safety
  • Explain the proper uses and practices for electrical and woodworking tools, and jacks