OSHA (Occupational Safety & Health Administration) is a U.S. federal agency responsible for creating and enforcing standards for working conditions. Many of its regulations involve the construction industry, including its OSHA 10 Hour Construction Training program, which is recommended for all construction workers, and is required in some states for qualifying projects. Below are the seven states that require OSHA 10 Hour training for all workers involved on a publicly funded project. Read below for further specifications for each state.
For partially and fully publicly funded projects over $100,000, each contractor must prove that all workers who will be involved have completed the OSHA 10 Hour course within 30 days of winning the contract. The course must be retaken every 5 years, however some project types do not require the training, such as work on railroads, parking lots, and utility projects. (Effective: 2007)
All workers involved on a public work project of $250,000 or more must have completed the 10-hour training and received their training completion card. (Effective: July 2008).
All employees on a public worksite must have completed at least 10 hours of OSHA Construction Safety Training or else face immediate removal from the site. Either the 10-hour or the 30-hour OSHA class will comply with the state requirements. (Effective:
Within 60 days of employment on a public project, including those only partially funded by the local or state government, every worker must have completed the OSHA 10 Hour Safety Course. (Effective: August 2009).
Within 60 days of employment on a public project, each worker must have completed the OSHA 10 Hour Safety Course, and every supervisor must have completed the OSHA 30 Hour Safety Course. Failure to complete the training may result in fines or termination from the project. In addition, individuals must re-train every five years. (Effective: January 2010).
All on-site employees for a municipal or state funded project over $100,000 must complete the 10 Hour OSHA Construction Course. Failure to comply can result in fines of up to $2,500. (Effective: 2007)
All on-site workers of a municipal or state funded project over $100,000 must complete the 10 Hour OSHA Construction Course. Failure to comply can result in fines of up to $950 per offense, per day. (Effective: 2004)