Safety Consultation and Training Section has been working hard to develop and implement a refresher course for the 10 hour and 30 hour OSHA Construction cards. On July 15th, they presented the first class with 22 participants. The class lasts for six hours and meets the basic requirements for the Renewal of the 10 hour card, of the hours will apply towards the renewal of the 15 hour requirement for the renewal of the 30 hour cards.
The OSHA Refresher class covers the Introduction to OSHA, Fall Protection, Electrical, Caught-in and Struck-by, requirements. These last four are known as the Focus Four and are a mandatory part of the 10/30 Construction education program. For those individuals who need to have 15 hours to refresh their 30 hour cards, SCATS offers you a choice of several other classes to meet your requirements. You may choose from the following list: Bloodborne Pathogens Awareness, Confined Space Awareness, Control of Hazardous Energy “Lockout/Tagout”, Electrical Safe Work Practices – NFPA 70E, Excavation Regulatory Review, Hazard Communications Awareness, Personal Protective Equipment, or Self-Inspections – 12 Weeks to a Safer Workplace. Any combination of three of these classes will meet or exceed the 15 hour requirements for the renewal of the 30 hour card.
The personnel who need this program are people who work on construction sites as either crafts/trades people (10 hour), or those who direct the work of others (30 hour). The refresher program is not a prelude to getting an original 10 or 30 hour card; you will still need to take one of those classes to obtain an OSHA card. We are encouraging those persons who have cards that will expire within the next six months to register for this opportunity. When you come to a refresher class, you will need to bring your original unexpired OSHA card, a driver’s license, or other form of government issued photo identification. OSHA cards must be legible showing the date issued and the original card number. This program does not include General Industry cards which are unacceptable for construction work. Please remember that a card that has expired does not have any grace period and that if you wish to continue working in the construction industry in Nevada, you will have to take the 10 or 30 hour course over again to have a valid card.
If you have lost your card, you can apply to the outreach center that issued the card for a replacement. You must obtain a form from the instructor that taught the course showing the date(s) you attended, the name of the instructor and the name of the OTIEC outreach center that issued the card. The OTIEC’s charge a $25 fee for replacing a card. Additionally, you may only receive one (1) replacement card. If you lose the replacement, you will have to take the course over again. Also, if your original card was obtained more than three years from the date of issue, the OSHA Training Institute will not allow a replacement card to be issued.
SCATS looks forward to assisting those of you who need refresher training and will be offering several of these classes throughout the year. In addition, we will be offering this class in Spanish for the 10 hour card. We will make an announcement when the Spanish classes are available. Please visit our website at www.4safenv.state.nv.us to see our class schedule.