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10 Hour OSHA General Industry

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The event will be virtually delivered on the Zoom platform from Tuesday April 6th-April 8th from 9 am-12:30 pm EST each day. 

This training program is intended to provide entry level general industry workers information about their rights, employer responsibilities, and how to file a complaint as well as how to identify, abate, avoid and prevent job related hazards on a job site. The training covers a variety of general industry safety and health hazards which a worker may encounter at a work site. Training should emphasize hazard identification, avoidance, control and prevention, not OSHA standards. Learning objectives and training materials for some of these topics are provided in all trainer classes and available on the OSHA Outreach Training Program website (https://www.osha.gov/dte/outreach/index.html). Instructional time must be a minimum of 10 hours. The minimum topic requirements are as follows:

Mandatory - 6 hours.

a) Introduction to OSHA – 1 hour.

(1) OSHA has required training content for this module - see https://www.osha.gov/dte/outreach/teachingaids.html.

(2) Covers workers' rights, employer responsibilities and how to file a complaint. It includes helpful worker safety and health resources. It also provides samples of a weekly fatality and catastrophe report, safety data sheet and the OSHA Log of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses (OSHA form 300).

(3) Materials include an Instructor Guide, student handouts, and participatory activities.

b) Walking and Working Surfaces, including fall protection – 1 hour.

c) Exit Routes, Emergency Action Plans, Fire Prevention Plans, and Fire Protection – 1 hour.

d) Electrical – 1 hour.

e) Personal Protective Equipment – 1 hour.

f) Hazard Communication – 1 hour.

2. Elective - 2 hours.

Must present at least two hours of training on the following topics. At least two topics must be presented.

The minimum length of any topic is one-half hour.

a) Hazardous Materials.

b) Materials Handling.

c) Machine Guarding.

d) Introduction to Industrial Hygiene. 4

e) Bloodborne Pathogens.

f) Ergonomics.

g) Safety and Health Program.

h) Fall Protection.

3. Optional - 2 hours.

Teach other general industry hazards or policies and/or expand on the mandatory or elective topics. The minimum length of any topic is one-half hour.

Speaker Bio

Sheldon Primus is a Certified Occupational Safety Specialist with a Master of Public Administration (MPA) with a concentration in Environmental Policy. He has been in the environmental and occupational safety field since 1994. Additionally, he is a trainer for the Certificate for Occupational Safety Managers (COSM) and Certified Occupational Safety Specialist (COSS) programs of the Alliance Safety Council-Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He is the author of “7 Steps to Starting A Profitable Safety Consulting Business” and host of the weekly podcast “Safety Consultant with Sheldon Primus.”


Sheldon is an authorized OSHA General Industry and Construction trainer for the 10 and 30-hour Outreach program. He was an adjunct instructor at Florida State College at Jacksonville OSHA Training Institute Education Center (OTIEC) for teaching all of the OSHA numbered General Industry and Construction courses.  He is also the creator of Safety Consultant TV, a subscription-based Video on Demand service to help those looking to be a safety consultant or grow their business.


Mr. Primus is a guest columnist for the online publications of Treatment Plant Operator (TPO) and WaterOnline. Additionally, he conducts OSHA compliance webinars for:

Audio Solutionz

Online Compliance Panel

Compliance Online

Compliance World


Compliance Key


Sheldon is a construction and general industry Subject Matter Expert (SME) instructional designer and course reviewer for:

Health and Safety Institute (HSI)

Red Vector

360 Training

SAP Litmos

American Safety Council

Mr. Primus served as part of the Water Environmental Federation (WEF) Water Sector Safety Committee and the US Department of Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) taskforce on All Hazards Communication training for the Water and Wastewater Sector.  Sheldon has also served in the ASSP South Florida chapter as Secretary, President Elect, President, Past President.


Sheldon has spoken on safety and health topics for a variety of organizations including, but not limited to:

  • American Society of Safety Professionals Safety 2018
  • American Society of Safety Professionals Leadership 2016
  • VPPPA Annual Convention 2017
  • Louisiana Governors Safety Conference 2015, 2016, 2017
  • Florida Water Resource Conference 2015, 2016
  • Florida Pest Management Association Conference 2015

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