What schools offer courses that lead to OSHA safety certification?


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The American Safety Council's Occupational Safety and Health Administration Education Center and OSHA Training Institute both provide authorized OSHA safety certification online. These two schools offer students the choice between 10-hour and 30-hour courses in general industry and construction as well as standards training and specialized hazardous waste courses.

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The American Safety Council administrates a number of online schools dedicated to official OSHA training in the fields of construction, industry and hazardous materials processing. The association awards successful students of its 10- and 30-hour programs with U.S. Department of Labor-approved OSHA cards and certificates indicating that they have met OSHA's safety certification requirements. The coursework uses audio narration, interactive exercises and real-life case studies to demonstrate OSHA regulations and the reasoning behind them. Topics covered in these courses include emergency communication, fire prevention, fall protection, personal protective equipment and electrical safety, among other workplace hazard management subjects.

The OSHA Education center offers standards training adhering to OSHA's 1910 and 1926 policies and regulations. OSHA 1910 standards regulate workplace safety for general industry, while OSHA 1926 standards regulate construction industry safety. The OSHA Training Institute does not offer standards training, but does offer eight- and 24-hour courses on hazardous waste operations and emergency response standards.

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