Washington OSHA Training
OSHA training courses help Washington employers and employees ensure safe and healthy workplaces. Even if your current employer does not require OSHA Outreach training, earning your official OSHA card is a low-cost way to improve your resume for future job opportunities.
Washington Labor Laws
The Washington Division of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH) covers most public and private-sector employees, exempting federal employees, the United States Postal Service, floating maritime operations and those working at military reservations, national parks, Indian reservations and Trust Lands.
DOSH helps businesses with a variety of issues, including:
- Handling employee injuries
- Finding a safety rule
- Filing a quarterly report
- Finding safety training materials
- Navigating permits and inspections
- Checking L&I business requirements
- Helping small business owners
DOSH can also help workers:
- File workers' compensation claims
- Learn workplace safety requirements
- Understand breaks, overtime pay and minimum wage
- File a workplace safety complaint
- Find a Doctor
A primary function of DOSH is providing safety and health consultations. 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. A consultation can also be used as evidence of effort to provide a safe workplace. Consultations include an opening conference, walk-through survey, closing conference, written report and follow-up visit. For more information on partnership programs, visit the Labor and Industries website.
Washington Top OSHA Violations
Washington'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.
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.
- For more information about DOSH, see DOSH's website
- For more information on backovers and how to prevent them, visit OSHA's website
- For more details on illnesses and injuries related to the workplace, see online reports from the Washington State Department of Labor & Industries
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, 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.
Washington OSHA 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.