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Course 721 - OSH Training Development

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Modules: 5
Hours: 4
Sector: General Industry

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Course 721 Developing OSH Training

Key Topics

  • Determining Training and Non-Training Solutions
  • Training Decision-Tree
  • Determining Training Needs
  • Developing Learning Activities
  • Writing Goals and Operational Learning Objectives
  • Sequencing
  • Training Documentation Requirements
  • Recommendations

Target Audience

  • Trainer
  • Manager

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


OSHA Looks at Training

The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 does not specifically address the responsibility of employers to provide health and safety information, instruction, and training to employees. The requirement, however, is implied in Section 5(a)(2) of the General Duty Clause which states that each employer “. . . shall comply with occupational safety and health standards promulgated under this Act.” Did you know that over 100 OSHA regulations require some form of safety information, instruction, or training? That fact can seem overwhelming, but it doesn't have to be if you know how to develop safety training that meets specific OSHA requirements.

Information within this second course in the OSHAcademy Train-The-Trainer Program is intended to introduce you to the basics of developing effective OSHA safety instruction and training presentations. The course covers topics such as: how to use a safety training decision tree to determine if training is actually the solution to a problem; how to identify training needs; how to develop goals and "SMART" objectives to design curriculum; how to develop and present effective learning activities; and how to properly document the training. If you have questions about this course, please free to give us a call or send an email.


To begin your training, click on the module links below. If you are just starting this course, you should start with module 1.

  1. Is Training the Answer?
  2. Training Needs
  3. Goals and Objectives
  4. Learning Activities
  5. Training Documentation

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Course 721 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.

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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