OSHA’s Outreach Training Program Passes GAO Review

March 15, 2017 | Strategic Insights for Health System


​The Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) outreach training program to provide workers with knowledge of the basics of occupational safety and health reflects many of the attributes of a well-designed training program, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) concludes in a report. OSHA has taken steps to design its outreach training so workers receive consistent and quality training, GAO said. OSHA provides training in both in-person and online formats. Although OSHA does not require workers to participate in its training courses, some states, municipalities, unions, and employers require workers to take the courses as a condition of employment. The training includes 10-hour and 30-hour courses to provide basic hazard awareness.

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