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Course 703 Certificate
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Modules: 8
Hours: 6
Sectors: General Industry

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Course 703 Introduction to OSH Training

Key Topics

  • Definition of Education and Training
  • Needs Analysis
  • Developing the OSH Training Program
  • Conducting the Training
  • Documenting the Training
  • Trainer Roles and Responsibilities
  • Developing Learning Activities
  • Improving the Training Program
  • Developing Goals and Operational Objectives
  • Evaluating Training Presentation and Program

Target Audience

  • Trainer
  • Manager

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Why Conduct Safety Training

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Safety training is important. It can save a life.

Preventing injuries and illnesses in the workplace should be a key value for everyone at work. Most managers know that competent employees are valuable. Your business probably depends on them. In this course, we'll introduce you to an educational model that "fits" OSHA and ANSI requirements and evaluation criteria.

This is an important course for anyone managing a safety training program or conducting safety training. The course helps safety professionals gain the knowledge and skills necessary to develop and implement an effective safety training program that meets OSHA Safety and Health Requirements and ANSI/ASSE Z490.1, Criteria for Accepted Practices in Safety, Health, and Environmental Training. Note: OSHA does not certify or approve individuals as competent safety trainers: that's the employer's responsibility.

Students often ask us if they will be qualified to conduct safety training for their company after completing this course? Click on the button for the answer.

The answer is "not yet."

Training certification, whether it is online or in the classroom, is only the first step toward becoming a qualified safety trainer within a company. You must do more. You may conduct safety training only after you are evaluated, certified, and authorized by your employer to do so. However, it's important for legal reasons that you meet specific criteria that enable the employer to justify certifying you as a qualified safety trainer within the company. To meet the qualifications of certification as a safety trainer in your company, you should:

  • have the necessary knowledge, training, and experience, as determined by the employer, in the safety topics being trained;
  • complete a "Safety Train-the-Trainer" course of study like our 36-Hour OSH Trainer (Train-the-Trainer) Program;
  • demonstrate the ability to develop and present training in a manner and in the language that is understood by employees;
  • have your knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) evaluated by an employer-appointed competent and qualified person;
  • demonstrate, through evaluation by a competent person, that employees have gained the required KSAs to work in a safe and healthful manner on the job; and
  • receive, from the employer, and official written certification as a qualified safety trainer.

The employer should appoint and formally certify that you have met their requirements as a qualified safety trainer. In effect, you become a certified safety trainer, but the scope of your certification is limited to the company. The certification is not national in scope.

Note: If you are interested in nationally recognized certification as a qualified safety professional/trainer, you need to meet certain experience, educational, and exam requirements from a credentialing organization like the Board of Certified Safety Professionals. The BCSP awards the Certified Instruction Trainer (CIT) to those who qualify.

If you want to read more about becoming an authorized OSHA Outreach Trainer, please click here.

The information in this course is intended to apply to a broad range of safety training and training programs. Ultimately, the goal of this course and others is to help you prevent accidents. With this goal in mind, have fun, study hard, and remember, if you have questions please feel free to send us an email or call.

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Course 703 Final Exam

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After studying the course material and answering the quiz questions, it is time to take the final exam. We highly recommend answering the module quiz questions to check your understanding of the course material. The final exam questions are typically developed from these quiz questions.

OSHAcademy course final exams are designed to make sure students have gained a sufficient understanding of the content covered within each course. To help demonstrate this understanding, students must achieve a passing score on course final exams. It is OSHAcademy's policy to protect the integrity of our exams: as a result, we do not provide missed questions to students.

This is an open book exam. Students are permitted to use a separate browser window to review course content while taking the exam. If you do not pass a final exam, you will see a "Retake Exam" button next to the course on your student dashboard.

If you have already paid for your certificate

If you have already paid for certificates, your exam score will be displayed on your student dashboard after successfully passing the final exam. If you chose PDF certificates, you can view and print your certificate and personal transcript from your student dashboard. If you chose original printed documents, they will be prepared and mailed to the address in your student account.

If you only want free training

OSHAcademy provides free access to all training materials, including course modules, practice quizzes, exercises, and final exams. However, exam scores, certificates, and transcripts are provided only if you purchase a certificate package to document your training. If you do not require official training documentation, we will archive your exam results should you decide to purchase official certificates later.

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  • Pub 3824, Resource for Development and Delivery of Training to Workers, OSHA
  • Publication 2254, Training Requirements in OSHA Standards, OSHA
  • 1910.120 Appendix E, Training Curriculum Guidelines (Non-mandatory), OSHA
  • ANSI/ASSE Z490.1, Criteria for Accepted Practices in Safety, Health, and Environmental Training, ASSE/ANSI

Additional Resources

  • eTools, eMatrix, Expert Advisors and v-Tools, OSHA
  • Assessing Occupational Safety and Health Training, NIOSH
  • Napo's Films, Via Storia