How Much Does OSHA 10 cost in NY?
It seems like a straight forward question “How much Does OSHA 10 cost in NY” but OSHA 10 training in NY can be gotten in a number of ways. OSHA (The United States Occupational Safety and Health Administration) has developed a program to promote safety in the construction industry by standardizing a set of requirements known as the OSHA 10 Hour Construction Course. This course has been so widespread and successful, that many states require workers to take the OSHA 10 Course before working on publicly funded jobs.
If you are interested in working on a construction site in one of these seven states, New York, Nevada, Missouri, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Connecticut and Rhode Island you will also need to obtain your OSHA 10 training.
Training Requirements for Workplace Safety
Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, employers are responsible for providing a safe and healthful workplace. No person should ever have to be injured, become ill, or die for a paycheck. Injury and illness prevention programs are systems that can substantially reduce the number and severity of workplace injuries and illnesses while reducing costs to employers. Thousands of employers across the United States already manage safety using injury and illness prevention programs, and OSHA believes that all employers can and should do the same. Thirty-four states have requirements or voluntary guidelines for workplace injury and illness prevention programs.
OTI Education Centers are nonprofit organizations authorized by OSHA to deliver occupational safety and health training to workers, supervisors and employers. These organizations are selected through a competitive process based on various criteria, including their occupational safety and health training experience, location and training facilities, and ability to provide training throughout a given region.
The OTI Education Centers also support the OSHA Outreach Training Program (also referred to as OSHA 10 Training) by offering trainer courses and processing trainer requests for course completion cards. Before outreach trainers can teach these courses, they must meet prerequisite course completion and authorization maintenance criteria. The coursework involves the equivalent of a 30-hour outreach course and a week-long trainer course with a final exam. Participants must have at least 5 years of safety experience or a recognized safety designation. Once authorized, instructors are required to attend a 3-day update course every 4 years. One of the problems we hear from other students is that some outreach instructors are unaware of the 4-year update requirement and learn only when they apply for student completion cards that they no longer are authorized to teach and issue cards!
Only instructors who have completed this OSHA 10 training can issue cards. Recently OSHA has approved online courses to satisfy training requirements, however only a few companies have the authority to issue cards. What’s more online classes, while cheaper does not provide the same learning experience as a “hands on” class where instructors can demonstrate the proper safety techniques. What’s more you have to pass comprehensive tests for each section. Your test is scored and if you don’t pass you will not receive your OSHA 10 card and will lose your money.
Humans crave interaction, and tend to learn better in in-person environments
Instructor led OSHA 10 training in NY
Instructor-led training remains one of the most popular training techniques for trainers. There are many types including:
- Blackboard or whiteboard. This may be the most “old-fashioned” method, but it can still be effective,
- Overhead projector. This method is increasingly being replaced with PowerPoint presentations, which are less manually demanding, but overheads do allow you to write on them and customize presentations easily on the spot.
- Video portion. Lectures can be broken up with video portions that explain sections of the training topic or that present case studies for discussion.
- Storytelling. Stories can be used as examples of right and wrong ways to perform safety skills with the outcome of each way described. This method is most effective with debriefing questions, such as:
- How does this story relate to safety training?
- How did the main character’s choices make you feel?
- What assumptions did you make throughout the story? Were they correct?
- What would you have done differently to remain safe?
This technique makes communication easier since it is nonthreatening with no one right answer. It is cost effective, especially if trainers have their own stories to tell. OSHA 10 NY uses only experienced, authorized instructors for their classes. Their stories can also make sessions more personal and enjoyable where online classes use a generic approach which can make getting through the course unbearable.
Yes, OSHA 10 training in NY with instructor led classes cost more, but most of our students are more concerned with their safety and well being. You want to finish your shift and come home to your family safe and sound. Isn’t that worth a few dollars?
To find out more information including the prices of how much OSHA 10 costs in NY (5 boroughs) please visit our website at www.osha10ny.com or call 516-570-0754.