Course Description

The OSHA 30 course provides training for workers and employers on the recognition, avoidance, abatement, and prevention of safety and health hazards in workplaces. It is specifically designed for individuals in a supervisory position and is part of the OSHA outreach program resulting in a 30-hour OSHA Construction Certification Card.

This course has 30 contact hours and can qualify as 15 continuing education units (CEU) toward Home Energy Professional Recertification.

Course Objectives

  • Explain the goal of OSHA and how that program is administered and enforced
  • Discuss workers’ rights, employer responsibilities, and how to file a complaint
  • Summarize OSHA’s prevention programs
  • Understand how to implement a Health and Safety Plan
  • Recognize the OSHA Focus Four Hazards
  • Choose the correct Personal Protective and Lifesaving Equipment for the hazard
  • Identify Health Hazards in Construction
  • Recognize stairway and ladder safety

Organization of the Course

This is a lecture-lab course, though the majority of time is spent in the classroom. Lecture topics are presented in the classroom setting followed by group discussion and analysis of safety scenarios. Some hands-on demonstrations and practice will take place in the lab. The class is appropriate for students who have previous training and experience in this field. Student participation in discussions in the classroom and in the lab exercises is very important. This course has a written final exam and student participation is graded as pass/fail.

Grading Criteria and Passing Score

The final exam is a written test and each student must pass with a 70% score or higher. Students that do not pass will be allowed to retake the exam in accordance with the Montana Weatherization Training Center retesting policy. Students must attend all 30 hours of lecture for certification.

Audience

  • Crew Foreman
  • Energy Auditors
  • Managers
  • Supervisors
  • General Contractors

Course Fees

  • $750 for the public
  • Free for associates of the Montana Weatherization Workforce

For additional information, please email Mike Roberty at: mroberty@montana.edu