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Top 10 OSHA Violations is an online course designed to refresh your knowledge of the most commonly cited OSHA standard violations. Each year, the course is updated to reflect the latest data and rankings from OSHA. The course provides an overview of the most frequently cited violations, providing insight and accident prevention strategies that keep workers safe on the job.

This course takes about one hour to complete and is ideal for any worker or business seeking a refresher on the most common OSHA violations. Throughout the course, you will explore lessons and case studies that provide real-world knowledge you can apply on the job.

Who Should Take This Course?

The Top 10 OSHA Violations course is designed for workers and employers seeking a refresher on the most common OSHA standard violations. It provides an overview of the top 10 violations and explains how you can recognize and avoid them on the job.

OSHA's annual list of top 10 violations typically includes a mix of construction and general industry standards, but it draws from data for all industries. If a course module covers an OSHA standard that does not apply to your job or industry, you can skip it without failing the course.

This course is ideal for annual refresher training on common OSHA violations, but it is not an OSHA-required course.

Course Details

Learn how OSHA cites businesses for standard violations and receive an in-depth review of the 10 most frequently cited OSHA violations.

After completing this course, you will be prepared to:

  • Describe how employers can remain in compliance with OSHA's most frequently cited standards
  • Explain the importance of following OSHA standards on the job
  • List ways workers can stay safe from workplace hazards described in the course

This course contains ten learning modules. Each module ends with a case study and a three-question quiz. You have an unlimited number of attempts to pass each quiz. This course does not have a final exam.

Students have 180 days to complete the course after registration. Once you have successfully completed the course, your Certificate of Completion will be available for instant download. The Top 10 OSHA Violations course takes about one hour to complete.

Course Outline

The Top 10 OSHA Violations online course is divided into ten learning modules. You can find an outline of each module below.

Module 1: Duty to Have Fall Protection

Topics covered in Module 1 include:

  • Fall Prevention
  • Fall Protection Systems
  • Additional Fall Protection Measures

Module 2: Respiratory Protection

Topics covered in Module 2 include:

  • Hierarchy of Controls
  • Types of Respirators
  • Respiratory Protection Programs

Module 3: Ladders

Topics covered in Module 3 include:

  • Ladder Do's and Don'ts
  • Types of Ladders
  • Inspections and Maintenance

Module 4: Hazard Communication

Topics covered in Module 4 include:

  • Stages of a Hazard Communication Program
  • Safety Data Sheets
  • Labeling Requirements
  • Training Requirements

Module 5: Scaffolding

Topics covered in Module 5 include:

  • Types of Scaffolds
  • Fall Protection
  • Access Requirements

Module 6: Fall Protection Training

Topics covered in Module 6 include:

  • Training Requirements
  • Certification
  • Retraining
  • Additional Resources

Module 7: Hazard Control Lockout/Tagout

Topics covered in Module 7 include:

  • What Is Lockout/Tagout?
  • Elements of an Energy Control Program
  • LOTO Procedures

Module 8: Eye and Face Protection

Topics covered in Module 8 include:

  • General Requirements
  • Protection Against Radiant Energy
  • Laser Protection

Module 9: Powered Industrial Trucks

Topics covered in Module 9 include:

  • Types of Powered Industrial Trucks
  • Hazards
  • Safety Requirements
  • Training Requirements

Module 10: Machine Guarding

Topics covered in Module 10 include:

  • Machine Components and Hazards
  • Machine Guarding Requirements
  • Classes of Machine Guards

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