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Introduction to OSHA

Frequently Asked Questions

When does an outreach trainer have to incorporate this module into the 10- and 30-hour outreach classes?

The requirement is effective immediately. OSHA will note the requirement in the next revision of the Outreach Training Program Guidelines scheduled for October 2010.

Do I need any other materials for this required training curriculum?

For security reasons the tests and answer sheets for this curriculum are not included. Authorized trainers may obtain the test and answer sheets from their authorizing training organization, see OTI Education Center Locations Map.

What flexibility does a trainer have in using these materials?

Trainers must follow the learning objectives and integrate all participatory activities into the training. See page i of the Instructor Guide for a list of the learning objectives. Since the module supports the Secretary of Labor's goal of enhancing the voice of workers in their workplace it is important to engage the students in the activities and exercises, and particularly in each of the major "Workers Rights" topic discussions. A trainer may use other suitable presentation materials in their training. This would allow a trainer to add work-site photos and company-specific tailoring to the presentation. All 12 Student Handouts must be distributed, although some flexibility is allowed, as follows. Handout #1, trainers may download an updated Fatality/Catastrophe list from the OSHA website. For Handout #12, trainers may develop an alternate scenario for the activity covering filing a complaint (Handout #12a, b or c). Trainers may use their own PowerPoint Slides when conducting this training. However, the focus of the training should be on discussion and interaction, not slides. Some questions, exercises, and handouts are based on whether trainers are teaching a Construction, General Industry or Maritime outreach class. Trainers only need to use the applicable industry portion.