South Dakota OSHA Training
OSHA training provides numerous benefits to South Dakota workers in any industry. Even if your current employer does not require OSHA Outreach training, earning an official OSHA card is a low-cost way to improve your resume for future job opportunities.
South Dakota Labor Laws
In South Dakota, the Department of Labor and Regulation's Wage and Hour Division handles many issues, including foreign labor, newly hired employees, termination, unemployment insurance, youth employment, unions and SD codified laws.
The South Dakota Department of Labor has teamed up with South Dakota State University to provide free safety and health consultation services to help reduce injuries and illnesses in the workplace. There is no cost associated with these consultations, and none of the findings are reported to inspectors. You won't face any fines as a result of the consultation, although you will be required to correct serious hazards.
This program offers on-site visits, evaluations and reports, corrections of serious hazards and follow-up visits. This is a non-penalty approach to creating a safer work environment for employers and employees. You can sign up for a consultation on the South Dakota State University website.
South Dakota Top OSHA Violations
South Dakota's leading cause of workplace fatalities has recently been related to transportation and material moving. Though there can be many causes for this type of tragedy, backover, which occurs when a reversing vehicle hits a worker behind it, is common yet easily preventable. Nationwide, more than 70 workers were killed in this manner in 2011.
Nationally, the most cited standard, which also receives the highest penalties, is for fall prevention in construction. Falls commonly cause serious work-related injuries and deaths, and OSHA has many guidelines to help prevent them.
Further Reading and Resources
- See South Dakota State University's consultation services page for more information on the free consultation
- For more information on backovers and how to prevent them, visit OSHA's website
- For more details on workplace injuries in South Dakota, see the U.S. Department of Labor's website
Online OSHA courses provide fast and efficient training for workers. While classroom courses are offered throughout the state, online OSHA Outreach training guarantees high-quality, interactive education for every student, with downloadable lesson reviews, course trainer access and 24/7 live customer support.
Offered through the American Safety Council, these courses can be completed on your time, stopped and resumed as often as you want. Choose from the courses below to learn more about OSHA training available for your area.
South Dakota Courses Online
- OSHA 10-Hour Construction Training
- OSHA 10-Hour General Industry Training
- OSHA 30-Hour Construction Training
- OSHA 30-Hour General Industry Training
- OSHA 1926 Standards Training
- OSHA 1910 Standards Training
What You Get
- Instantly Downloadable Certificate
- Official OSHA Card
- Email Access to OSHA-Authorized Course Trainer
OSHA's purpose is to provide safe conditions for workers. OSHA sets very broad and general regulations that most businesses must followed, as well as more detailed standards for specific industries, from construction to cosmetology and beyond.
Receiving OSHA training has benefits beyond meeting requirements and keeping employees safe. It leads to healthier employees with more ease of mind, which increases productivity. Boosting morale, it reduces turnover and the time and resources spent on recruiting and training replacements. It reduces productive workers' time away from the job due to injury and illness. This is all in addition to helping protect you from OSHA's retribution, as it can levy heavy fines for not following the standards presented in American Safety Council's OSHA courses.