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.