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When Does a Trainer Have to Add the Module to Outreach Training?

The requirement is effective immediately. OSHA will note the requirement in the next revision of the Outreach Training Program Guidelines scheduled for October 2010.

How does the incorporation of the new module affect the training required in the 10-hour classes?

The current OSHA Outreach Training Program guidelines (February 2009) state that only one hour is mandatory on Introduction to OSHA in the 10-hour course. This new module requires an additional hour of coverage for Construction, General Industry and Maritime Outreach Training Program 10-hour classes. As a result, a trainer may eliminate one hour devoted to optional topics.

What Flexibility Does a Trainer Have in Using These Materials?

Trainers must follow the learning objectives and integrate the participatory activities into the training. With those elements in place, a trainer may use other suitable presentation materials in their training. This would allow a trainer to add work-site photos and company-specific tailoring to the presentation.

The Learning objectives must be followed.

All Participatory activities must be conducted. This includes all of the small group activities and classroom exercises as explained in the Instructor Guide.

All 12 Student Handouts must be distributed. Some flexibility is allowed, as follows. Handout #1, trainers may download an updated Fatality/Catastrophe list from the OSHA website. For Handout #12, trainers may develop an alternate scenario for the activity covering filing a complaint (Handout #12a, b or c).

Trainers may use the PowerPoint Slides when conducting this training. However, the focus of the training should be on discussion and interaction, not slides