What exactly is OSHA training, and is it really that important for skilled tradesmen?
The short answer is yes. And in this post, we’ll drill down into these critical aspects of personal OSHA training for skilled tradespeople:
- What Is OSHA Training?
- How Much Does It Cost?
- What Are The Benefits?
Before we dive in, though, let’s consider OSHA’s stated mission concerning workplace safety. From the OSHA.gov website:
With the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, Congress created the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to ensure safe and healthful working conditions for workers by setting and enforcing standards and by providing training, outreach, education and assistance.
We agree with OSHA’s safety-first workplace mentality, and at Skilled Trades Partners, our mission statement reflects that commitment to our clients.
That commitment starts with workplace safety. So let’s get started.
What Is OSHA Training?
There are many levels of OSHA training. Unfortunately, however, there is no definitive certification course that designates individuals or companies as “OSHA certified.” In fact, the organization frowns on using that expression.
The most common two levels of training are a 10-hour and a 30-hour course for individuals. The 10-hour class is primarily for non-management workers, and the 30-hour class is geared more toward foremen and supervisors.
Both of these classes are termed “hazard awareness” classes. Neither class is required by OSHA, but some employers do require the training.
How Much Does It Cost?
The 10-hour class ranges from around $75 to $150 per trainee, depending on whether it’s taken online or in person. The 30-hour course ranges from $150 to $500 per trainee. OSHA authorized training companies offer these classes throughout the U.S.
STP is proud to be a OSHA-authorized training company, and we provide real-world job site and hazard awareness training.
What Are The Benefits?
The bottom line is these courses will keep skilled tradesmen and women acutely aware of the most common workplace injuries reported by the Bureau Of Labor Statistics. These include— falling from ladders and scaffolding, and eye-face protection.
Contact Our Skilled Trades Experts Today for OSHA Training
We believe in safety first, and we put our money where our mouth is with free training for all our clients. Skilled Trades Partners is not your typical skilled trades construction staffing services agency. We’re built on blue-collar respect! You are worth benefits like vacation, sick days, holiday pay, medical/dental insurance, and a ton of much-deserved perks. We PARTNER with you at STP.
Are you a tradesman looking for a new job opportunity? Or maybe you’re looking for a change of scenery on a new project or location? Call us today at one of our four New England office locations, 0r get in touch online. Our expert skilled trades recruiters are waiting for your call.