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North Carolina 10-Hour Training for Construction is a 100% online course designed to help entry-level construction workers meet their North Carolina OSHA training requirements and earn an OSHA 10 card.

Train at your own pace and instantly print your North Carolina OSHA certificate following course completion. This course also includes a wallet-sized OSHA 10 DOL card. The card is printed on durable plastic and is accepted nationwide.

About NC OSHA 10-Hour Training for Construction

Training Standards

Satisfies Training Standards for:

North Carolina State Plan and OSHA Part 1926

Construction Workers

Designed for:

Entry-Level Construction Workers in North Carolina

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NC OSHA Certificate and Wallet-Sized OSHA 10 Card Printed on Durable Plastic

Who Needs 10-Hour NC OSHA Training for Construction?

The 10-Hour North Carolina OSHA course is designed for entry-level construction workers. Throughout the course, you will receive training on industry-specific health and safety topics, as well as an explanation of OSHA guidelines specific to North Carolina.

North Carolina businesses are legally obligated to comply with the safety and health requirements set forth in the North Carolina State Plan. North Carolina standards apply to nearly all places of employment within the state.

Wherever North Carolina OSHA standards differ from federal OSHA standards, North Carolina employers must comply with the state-specific rules. Examples of employees outside of North Carolina OSHA’s jurisdiction include federal employees and offshore maritime workers.

Learning Objectives

Throughout the course, you will learn about key safety and health topics, including North Carolina OSHA construction requirements and federal OSHA guidelines.

Upon completion of NC OSHA training, you’ll be prepared to:

  • Explain the relationship between federal OSHA and North Carolina OSHA requirements
  • Define North Carolina OSHA HAZWOPER requirements
  • Summarize PPE requirements for situations including power transmission, fall protection and working with hazardous substances
  • Outline procedures to protect yourself from non-ionizing radiation and bloodborne pathogens
  • Define the hazards of blasting and explosives
  • Summarize North Carolina OSHA agriculture safety requirements
  • Explain how to access medical records

You'll also learn about the following topics related to federal OSHA:

  • Introduction to OSHA
  • Fall Protection
  • Electrocution Hazards
  • Struck-By Hazards
  • Caught-In Hazards
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Health Hazards in Construction
  • Material Handling
  • Tools — Hand and Power

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NC OSHA Course Outline

NC OSHA 10-Hour Training for Construction includes nine modules on North Carolina safety and health requirements. You can find a full overview of each module below.

Module 1: Introduction to Federal and North Carolina OSHA

Topics covered in Module 1 include:

  • Brief OSHA Review
  • OSHA State Plans
  • NC OSHA Regulations vs. Federal OSHA Regulations

Module 2: Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response

Topics covered in Module 2 include:

  • Definition of HAZWOPER
  • HAZWOPER PPE Requirements
  • Training Requirements
  • Spill Response and Clean Up

Module 3: Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Topics covered in Module 3 include:

  • Overview of the PPE Standard
  • PPE Types
  • Use of Life-Saving Equipment
  • PPE for Power Transmission
  • Fall Protection for Steel Erection

Module 4: Non-Ionizing Radiation

Topics covered in Module 4 include:

  • Types of Radiation
  • PPE Requirements
  • Lasers

Module 5: Bloodborne Pathogens

Topics covered in Module 5 include:

  • Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, HIV and AIDS
  • PPE Requirements
  • Exposure Incidents
  • Recordkeeping

Module 6: Communication Towers

Topics covered in Module 6 include:

  • Overview of Hazards
  • Hazard Identification
  • Employer Responsibilities
  • Hoists and Gin Poles
  • Recordkeeping
  • Training Requirements

Module 7: Blasting and Use of Explosives

Topics covered in Module 7 include:

  • Blasting Hazards
  • Blaster Qualifications
  • Storage and Loading of Explosives
  • Transportation of Explosives
  • Safe Use and Inspection of Explosives

Module 8: Agriculture

Topics covered in Module 8 include:

  • Farm Equipment
  • Sanitation Requirements
  • Agricultural Safety and Health Bureau

Module 9: Access to Employee Exposure and Medical Records

Topics covered in Module 9 include:

  • Employee Exposure Records
  • Employee Access to Records

Testing Requirements

North Carolina 10-Hour Training for Construction includes 10 hours of OSHA-authorized training and three additional hours of training specific to North Carolina OSHA. To earn your North Carolina OSHA certificate and OSHA 10 card, you will need to pass end-of-module quizzes and two final exams.

NC OSHA Testing

The North Carolina OSHA portion of the course includes nine end-of-module quizzes and a final exam. Each quiz has five questions, and you have an unlimited number of attempts to obtain a passing score of 80% or higher.

The final exam contains 20 questions and has a time limit of 180 minutes. To pass the exam, you must earn a score of 70% or higher. Like the quizzes, you can retake the exam as many times as needed until you pass.

OSHA Outreach Testing

The federal OSHA portion of the course includes nine end-of-module quizzes and a final exam. You have up to three attempts to pass each quiz with a score of 70% or higher.

If you do not pass a quiz within the allotted three tries, you will be locked out of the course. To resume your training, contact our support team. Three unlocks are permitted throughout the duration of the course. If you are locked out of the course a fourth time, you will be required to re-register for the course and restart your training.

You will have 180 minutes to pass the final exam, which includes 20 questions. You have up to three attempts to pass the final exam with a score of 70% or higher. If you do not achieve a passing score after three attempts, you will need to reregister for the course and start from the beginning.


What is the difference between North Carolina OSHA and federal OSHA?

OSHA is the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. At the federal level, OSHA creates standards that ensure safe and healthful working conditions for workers across the country.

Some states, such as North Carolina, have created State Plans. These plans are OSHA-approved workplace safety and health programs that the state individually operates. North Carolina OSHA is one of those plans.

Will my North Carolina certificate and OSHA 10 card expire?

Your North Carolina certification and OSHA 10 card will never expire. However, some employers may require you to complete refresher training every few years to ensure you are up to date on workplace safety and health protocols. You should speak to your employer for more information on refresher training requirements.

How long will it take to complete the course?

This course contains 10 hours of federal OSHA Outreach Training and three hours of North Carolina-specific training. The entire training program will take at least 13 hours to complete.

OSHA has mandated that students can spend no more than 7.5 hours per day completing OSHA Outreach training. This means that you will spend at least two days completing the federal OSHA portion your training. North Carolina OSHA training does not count toward your 7.5-hour daily limit.

What is an OSHA 10 DOL card?

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issues OSHA 10 cards to workers who complete 10 hours of OSHA Outreach training on industry-specific workplace safety topics. This wallet-sized card is printed on durable plastic and is accepted nationwide as proof of training.

An increasing number of employers in the construction industry are requiring entry-level workers to earn an OSHA 10 card before starting work. Supervisors and workers with certain safety responsibilities are often required to complete 30 hours of Outreach training in order to earn an OSHA 30 card.

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When will I receive my North Carolina OSHA certificate and OSHA 10 DOL Card?

Once you have successfully completed North Carolina OSHA training, your NC OSHA certificate of completion and OSHA Outreach certificate will be available for instant download. Your official plastic OSHA 10 DOL wallet card will arrive in the mail, typically six to eight weeks after course completion.

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