Course Summary

The Introduction to OSHA lesson of the Outreach Training Program is intended to be used for General Industry, Construction and/or Maritime Industry training. Trainer’s guidance on how to use the training materials provided.
Using the Instructor Guide (IG): The IG consists of instructions for trainer preparation, a detailed lesson plan, and instructor references for student Handouts 8a, #8b, and #8c. The IG contains detailed content, activities, references and notes for the trainer. It is not intended to be a script that is read verbatim to the students. Rather, trainers should review the entire guide (including referenced materials and internet links) prior to conducting training, and use it as a resource in their planning and presentation. The instructor presentation and preparation materials not included in this package may be downloaded from the OSHA website at

The learning objectives:

The Introduction to OSHA lesson was developed based on the terminal (TO) and enabling objectives (EO) below. These objectives are the expected student outcomes; therefore, the trainer may not vary from these objectives when planning the training session.
TO: Given OSHA historical events and current information, the student will be able to explain the importance of OSHA in providing a safe and healthful workplace to workers covered by OSHA.
Specifically, the student will be able to:
EO 1: Explain why OSHA is important to workers
EO 2: Explain worker rights under OSHA
EO 3: Discuss employer responsibilities under OSHA
EO 4: Discuss the use of OSHA standards
EO 5: Explain how OSHA inspections are conducted
EO 6: Utilize helpful worker safety and health resources

Main Course Contents

Why is OSHA important to you?

Topic 2. What rights do you have under OSHA?

Topic 3. What responsibilities does your employer have under OSHA?  

Topic 4. What are OSHA standards?

Topic 5. How is OSHA inspections conducted?  

Topic 6. Where can you go for help?  

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Introduction to OSHA Module 1

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Course Includes

  • 1 Quiz