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OSHA 511 - General Industry

This course covers OSHA Standards, policies, and procedures in general industry. Topics include scope and application of the OSHA General Industry Standards, general industry principles and special emphasis on those areas in general industry which are most hazardous. Upon course completion students will have the ability to define general industry terms found in the OSHA General Industry Standards, identify hazards which occur in general industry, locate and determine appropriate OSHA General Industry Standards, policies, and procedures, and describe the use of OSHA General Industry Standards and regulations to supplement an ongoing safety and health program. Minimum student contact hours: 26

Prerequisites: None

(32 Hour)
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  • Locate and apply OSHA safety and health standards, policies, and procedures;
  • Utilize OSHA standards and regulations to supplement an on-going safety and health program;
  • Identify common violations of OSHA standards and propose abatement actions; and
  • Describe appropriate abatement procedures for selected safety and health hazards.


  • Hazard violation 
  • Electrical safety standards and work practices
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Means of egress and fire protection
  • Material handling
  • Introduction to industrial hygiene
  • Hazard communication
  • Walking/working surfaces
  • Ergonomics
  • OSHA recordkeeping
  • Lockout/tagout
  • Machine guarding

Course length and materials:

  • This is a 4-day/32-hour course. Each student will receive
  • OSHA’s 29CFR1910 General Industry Standard, a certificate of completion, and a wallet card.