OSHA Training in Texas
If you’re looking for OSHA training in Texas, we offer a full range of Outreach packages and compliance courses that are accepted state-wide. We offer OSHA Outreach courses for Construction and General Industry, including OSHA 10-hour Training for workers and OSHA 30-hour Training for supervisors.
We’ve been an OSHA-authorized training provider for over twenty years, and our courses are online and self-paced for your convenience. If you need to relocate from Texas, your DOL card will be accepted anywhere OSHA training is required, including all fifty states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Wake Island, Johnston Island, and the Outer Continental Shelf Lands.
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Texas OSHA Training Requirements
Some states have their own OSHA “state plan,” which puts a state agency in charge of occupational safety and health compliance. However, Texas isn’t one of them.
In other words, there are no specific Texas OSHA laws. The state falls fully under the jurisdiction of the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
There are a few types of OSHA training you may need in Texas:
- OSHA Compliance Training. OSHA expects employers to provide safety training to their employees on various workplace hazards. These courses are generally divided into Construction Safety and General Safety.
- OSHA Outreach Training. OSHA 10 and 30 courses – also divided into Construction and General Industry – provide a standardized occupational safety primer. OSHA considers these courses optional, but some states, cities, or employers require you to complete the right kind. These courses are sometimes called OSHA Certification (which OSHA disapproves of) or a “DOL card” (because they come with a plastic wallet card issued by the Department of Labor).
- HAZWOPER Training. If your job involves exposure to or handling of hazardous materials, OSHA requires you to complete an initial HAZWOPER course (40-hour or 24-hour) plus an 8-hour annual refresher.
We offer all three. You’ll be able to complete your requirements on your own time and at your own pace, anywhere you have an internet connection.
How to Enroll in Texas OSHA Courses
If your job requires “OSHA certification” or a “DOL card,” you need to complete an OSHA 10 or OSHA 30 course. How do you enroll in the right one?
- Step 1: Find an OSHA-Authorized Training Provider. Congratulations, you’ve got us!
- Step 2: Pick the Right Industry.
- Construction Industry courses are for anyone in construction or demolition, including renovation contractors.
- Maritime Industry is for anyone working in Shipyards, Maritime Terminals, or Longshoring. We don’t offer Maritime courses at this time.
- General Industry is for everyone else, including manufacturing, warehousing, entertainment, and healthcare.
- Step 3: Pick 10-hour or 30-hour. In most cases, anyone with supervisory responsibilities needs OSHA 30 and everyone else can take OSHA 10. However, there are some cases where even regular workers need the 30-hour version, so you should ask your employer or check your local regulations.
- Step 4: Enroll in Your Course. Double-check the length and industry before you register and pay, to make sure you’re purchasing the course you need.
How Do I Become OSHA Certified in Texas?
To earn your OSHA certification in Texas, you’ll need to:
- Enroll in the Right OSHA Outreach Course. See above for details.
- Begin the Course When You’re Ready. Our courses are 100% online and available 24/7. You can take the course at your own pace, login and logout as needed. You will need to spend a minimum amount of time in each section to meet OSHA’s requirements.
- Be Ready to Pass Each Quiz. Each section will end with a few questions to test your knowledge. Take your time with the material so that you can pass the course on the first try (and learn how to keep yourself safe!).
- Ace Your Final Exam. The quizzes help prepare you for the final exam, which will have the same types of questions. You’ll have three tries to pass your final exam.
- Print Your Certificate of Completion. Your plastic wallet card will take time to arrive in the mail, but in the meantime, you’ll get a certificate of completion to prove you’ve completed the course. You can print it or save it as a PDF. Keep a copy for your own records and give one to your employer so you can get back to work.
- Get Your Plastic Wallet Card. Everyone who completes an OSHA 10 or 30 course is eligible for a FREE wallet-sized DOL card. It will arrive by U.S. mail within two weeks.
Where Can I Get My OSHA Certification in Texas?
OSHA authorizes certain third-party training providers to deliver Outreach training and issue credentials on their behalf. You must go through an OSHA-authorized provider to earn a valid DOL card.
OSHA has a list of authorized providers on their website, but you’ve already found one – us! We’re authorized to provide both Construction and General Industry OSHA certification in Texas.
How Long Does OSHA Training in Texas Take?
Individual OSHA courses can take as little as an hour, but OSHA 10 and OSHA 30 Outreach courses have the length right in the name. OSHA requires you to spend at least 10 hours in the instructional portions of OSHA 10 courses (not including breaks). OSHA 30 courses must take at least 30 hours.
How Do I Become an OSHA-Authorized Trainer in Texas?
Becoming a Texas OSHA instructor is a long process – the peak of your career! You can only become an OSHA trainer in one “industry” (Construction, Maritime, or General Industry), and the requirements vary a bit. You can find the exact prerequisites on OSHA’s website.
The first step is always to have 5 years of safety experience in the appropriate field. The right educational credentials can substitute in for two of those years, including a degree in occupational safety and health, a Certified Safety Professional (CSP) or a Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) designation.
To begin the trainer course, you must first complete an OSHA 500-level course with the OSHA Training Institute (OTI) that covers the complete set of standards for your industry. Finally, you’ll take the trainer course for your industry, where you’ll learn instructional methods and requirements.
These courses must be taken at an OTI Educational Center. There are two in Texas. One is at the University of Texas at Arlington, and the other is at the Texas A&M Engineering campus in Mesquite, TX.
Once you’ve met all these requirements, you’ll be authorized to issue OSHA 10 and 30 cards for your industry. You’ll need to renew your credentials with an updated course every four years.