OSHA: Occupational Safety and Health Administration Standards

Why Attend
This course provides an understanding of the structure, contents, and applicability of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards.

It covers the recognition, avoidance, abatement, and prevention of safety and health hazards in the workplace for general industries. It also provides information regarding employers’ responsibilities as defined by OSHA and focuses on the implementation of effective safety programs and record-keeping requirements.

Course Methodology
This course will be highly interactive and include group discussions, case studies and syndicate work.

Depending on the participants’ backgrounds, the course outline may vary and focus on the areas specific to their industry and function requirements.

All participants will receive the OSHA General Industry Regulations handbook which they can bring back to their organization for future reference.

Course Objectives
By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Explain and apply the contents of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration 29CFR1910 (OSHA) standards
  • Prepare an effective safety program that will also increase employee morale and productivity, and reduce overall costs
  • Describe the training requirements of OSHA standards and identify the training topics that their organization’s employees will need
  • Apply the record-keeping requirements of OSHA to maintain an effective workplace injury log
  • Distinguish the difference between workers’ rights and employers’ responsibilities as defined by OSHA
    Target Audience
    This course is designed for health and safety directors, field supervisors, engineers, safety professionals, site managers and anyone seeking better knowledge of the rules and regulations that govern workplace safety requirements.

Target Competencies

  • Understanding OSHA
  • Complying with health and safety
  • Applying safety measures
  • Implementing safety training requirements
  • Record keeping


South Africa

Training Dates:

Each course starts every Monday of each week. Please book your training on a date that is a Monday.

Course Duration:

Unit Standard:

NQF Level:

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Course Fees

Note: Please fill in the online application form on the left or bottom if this page to receive a quotation with detailed pricing from AATICD.

How to Apply:

To Apply Simply Fill in the Online Enquiries / Applications form on the Right Sidebar or Bottom of this website https://www.aaticd.co.za


When filling the online application form; please take note of your desired Training Month, Duration in Weeks and Training Session. This will give us the exact dates you will be attending your classes.

Also note that Tuition Fees must be paid upfront on or before training start date. This is to ensure that all resources are made availabe for you before you start. You will not be allowed into training if fees are not paid and verified.

Also note that Tuition Fees Cancellations must be made 14 business working days before the starting date of training. This will allow us to do a 50% refund of the total amount paid. If cancellations are made thereafter note that no refund will be made to delegates.

Tuition Fees include teas and lunch as well as either a laptop or tablet which a delegate will take home free of charge.

Tuition Fee DOES NOT include Accommodation, Dinners and other Extra Curricular Activities or Incidentals. Delegates are expected to fund this on their own. AATICD will not be held accountable for any incidents to delegates.

In-House Trainings are also available for 3 or more delegates for any duration. Please consult with our Administration for such In-House training bookings.

Course Outline

  • Introduction to OSHA
    • Importance of OSHA
    • Employees’ rights and employers’ responsibilities under OSHA
    • Contents of OSHA standards
    • Inspections of the workplace
  • Fundamentals of a safe workplace
    • Walking and working surfaces
    • Hazard communication course and Safety Data Sheets (SDS)
    • Exit route, emergency action plans, fire prevention plans, and fire protection
    • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
    • Fall protection
    • Lockout/Tagout – requirements and periodic inspection
  • Introduction to industrial hygiene
    • History of industrial hygiene
    • Role of the safety professional
    • Industrial hygiene fundamentals
    • Industrial hygiene concepts and key terms
    • Employee exposure and medical records
  • Industry-specific standards
    • Hazardous, flammable and combustible materials
    • Confined space: permit required, hazards, courses, rescue
    • Machine guarding: hazards, requirements, methods
    • Welding, cutting, and brazing
    • Power industrial trucks
  • Bloodborne pathogens
    • Exposure control plan
    • Engineering and work practice controls
    • Hepatitis B vaccination requirements
    • What to do if an exposure occurs
    • Training requirements
    • Medical recordkeeping requirements
    • Sharps injury log
  • Safety and health programs
    • Benefits of effective safety and health programs
    • Major elements
      • Management commitment
      • Policy and goals
      • Employee involvement
      • Responsibility
      • Worksite analysis
      • Safety and health inspections
    • Hazard prevention control
      • Controlling the hazards
      • Hazard prevention planning
    • Safety and health training
      • Safety and health orientation
      • Supervisor responsibilities
      • Specific training needs