general osha training topics

Bloodborne Pathogens

Exposure control plans, how exposure occurs, universal precautions, engineering and work practice controls, PPE, housekeeping, regulated waste, Hepatitis B vaccination requirements, what to do if exposure has occurred, biohazard warning labels, training requirements, and medical recordkeeping requirements.

Confined Space Safety

Categories of confined spaces, hazards, hazardous atmospheres (flammable, carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, oxygen deprivation), welding, cutting, and heating, ventilation, properties of gases, and rescue.

Construction Crane

Hazards, parts of a crane, types of cranes, pre-use planning, competent person, load capacity, speed, lifting principles, improper loads, power lines, hand signals, swing radius, operator visibility, suspended loads, boom angle (USE), supporting surface, and annual inspections.

Fall Arrest Safety

Fall prevention vs. fall protection, hazard recognition, types and components of fall protection, uses for personal fall arrest, the ABCs of a personal fall arrest system, equipment inspection, and rescue plans.

Fire Safety

 Emergency action plans, basic requirements of exit routes, fire prevention plans, fire hazards, fire extinguishers (including types of extinguishers, classifications, fire tetrahedron, ratings, maintenance & inspection, training & education requirements, PASS method), and fire response.

Hazard Communication

Chemical labeling, safety data sheets (SDS), and written program requirements.

Hearing Safety

Hearing Safety- Area noise measurements, action level, engineering controls, administrative controls, PPE, types of PPE, and proper use.

Ladder Safety

Types of ladders, ladder construction, proper ladder procedures, improper use, climbing safety, ladder hazards, using ladders as working platform, ladder inspections, unsafe ladders, and proper ladder storage.

Lock Out/Tag Out (Control of Hazardous Energy)

Types of hazardous energy, hazards, when LO/TO is needed, energy isolation devices, general awareness, why LO/TO is necessary, program requirements, energy control procedures, lockout devices, shift changes, types of machine guards, and maintenance requirements.

Overhead Crane – General Industry

Hazards, part of a crane, proper operation, improper loads, capacity, pre-use inspection, daily inspections, crane limits, and visual inspections.

Power Hand Tool Safety

Hazards, good practices, guarding, inspections, general precautions, types of power tools, guarding requirements, and basic rules for power tool safety.

Powered Industrial Trucks

Operating hazards, stability triangle, pre-operation inspections, operation, mounting and dismounting, loading/unloading, parking, and what to do if forklift tips over.


Employer and employee responsibilities, examples (including head, eye, face, foot, hand, and respiratory protection), and when PPE is necessary.


Training covers: hazards, types of respirators, limitations, fit-tests & seal-checks, inspection & care of respirators, facial hair.

Scaffold Safety

Hazards, types of scaffolds, elements of safe construction, proper use, inspections, fall protection, guardrails, fall arrest systems, requirements, falling object protection, overhead power lines, scaffold support examples, platform construction, and training requirements.

Trench Safety

Hazards, sloping and benching, trench boxes, soil and classification types, signs of soil distress, and hazardous atmospheres.

Walking Working Surfaces

Slips, trips, and falls; housekeeping; aisles and passageways, covers and guardrails, floor loading protection, floor openings, guarding floor openings, wall openings, open sided floors and platforms, stairways, ladders, and scaffolding.