What is General Awareness Training?

General awareness is a common term used to describe the training that most employees need in order to be able to identify, report, and control workplace safety and health hazards. The goal of general awareness training is to provide employees with a greater understanding of the company’s safety and health program, in order for them to be able to contribute to its implementation and growth. This instruction based training is a dominant factor in preventing workplace accidents and in achieving a successful safety and health program overall.  Additional training might be needed depending on the employees’ roles and responsibilities.

Determining What Training is Needed

OSHA has various requirements for what training topics are needed and the frequency they are to be retrained. Fill out the form below to request a breakdown of the most popular training topics, when they are required, and how often.

Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, employers are responsible for providing a safe and healthful workplace. No person should ever have to be injured, become ill, or die for a paycheck.

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Is 10/30 Hour Training Required?

Some states and certain types of jobsites may require employees or supervisors to complete an OSHA 10-hour or 30-hour OSHA outreach course and obtain a card but this is not a federal OSHA requirement. Training emphasizes hazard identification, avoidance, control and prevention, not OSHA standards.

OSHA Outreach Training Program does not meet the training requirements contained in any OSHA standard. 

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OSHA 10-hour and 30-hour are beneficial trainings for strengthening your employee’s knowledge, however, it cannot count towards other OSHA required training. We recommend that companies utilize these Outreach Trainings as a supplemental tool in their safety program. Annual training shall still be conducted on employees’ exposure to safety and health hazards. All employees should also have initial on-the-job type training so they are mindful of their specific workplace hazards.

Contact our office for more information to ensure your employees are meeting the initial, annual, or recommended training requirements for your workplace!

How Often is Safety Training Needed?

Fill out this form to find out what common training topics are required and at what frequency.

Please use this chart as a guide and not as legal advice. Contact a Lancaster Safety Representative for assistance at 888-403-6026.