Introduction to Safety Training


The course is an introduction to the basic principles and requirements for safety training as detailed within OSHA Publication 3824, Resource for Development and Delivery of Training to Workers, and Publication 2254, Training Requirements in OSHA Standards. Emphasis is placed on the knowledge-skills-abilities (KSA) training process, trainer qualifications, and the basics of course development.


Modules and Learning Objectives

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Module 1: What is Safety Education?

Learning objectives in this module include:

  • Define “education,” “instruction,” and “training” and how they relate to each other.
  • Describe the strategies to increase safety knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs).
  • Describe documentation requirements and best practices for instruction and technical safety training.
  • List at least five topics that are commonly taught using only instruction and five topics the require technical safety training.
  • Describe ASSE/ANSI 490.1 minimum criteria for a safety training program.
  • Describe OSHA 1910.120, Appendix A, 10 suggested training plan core elements.


Module 2: Trainer Qualifications and Course Development

Learning objectives in this module include:

  • Discuss the ASSE/ANSI 490.1 criteria for safety instructor qualifications.
  • Describe the three OSHA rule 1910.120 criteria determining instructor competency.
  • Discuss the major questions to ask to develop safety training most effectively.
  • Discuss the importance of conducting supervisor and manager-level safety training.
  • Contrast the characteristics of training and learning goals and objectives.
  • Describe at least three safety training presentation strategies.
  • Describe the importance of skills demonstrations and retraining.
  • List important information to include in technical safety training certification.

What Will I Learn?

  • Defining Education
  • KSA Process
  • ANSI Z490.1 Criteria
  • 1910.120 Training Elements
  • Trainer Qualifications
  • Course Development

Topics for this course

21 Lessons

Module 1 : What is Safety Education?

1.1 Introduction
1.2 Safety Education
1.3 Safety Instruction
1.4 Safety Training
1.5 Examples : Technical Training Topics
1.6 ASSE/ANSI Z490.1 Criteria
1.7 OSHA’s Suggested Training Plan Core Elements (Continued)
1.8 OSHA’s Suggested Training Plan Core Elements (Continued)
1.9 OSHA’s Suggested Training Plan Core Elements (Continued)
1.10 OSHA’s Suggested Training Plan Core Elements (Continued)

Module 2 : Trainer Qualifications and Course Development

Final Exam

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Material Includes

  • 2 Modules
  • 1.0 Course Hour
  • Study guide
  • Module quizzes
  • Course activities and resources
  • Course exams

Enrolment validity: Lifetime


  • Computer
  • Internet connection


Target Audience

  • Employees
  • Supervisors
  • Managers