Safety & Health Fundamentals Certificate Program - General Industry

Certificate Program: Safety & Health FundamentalsThe certificate program in Safety & Health Fundamentals supports OSHA’s mission by training public sector employees in occupational safety and health to reduce incident rates for workers in state and local governments. Participants have the opportunity to earn certificates for Construction and General Industry training.

Participants may earn a safety training certificate for General Industry after successfully completing a minimum of seven courses, comprised of a minimum of 68 contact hours of training.

Participants can choose from a variety of topics such as occupational safety and health standards for the construction or general industry, safety and health management, accident investigation, fall hazard awareness, and recordkeeping. Courses are available at OSHA Training Institute (OTI) Education Centers nationwide. Although this program was primarily designed for public sector employees, it is available for anyone interested in furthering their knowledge of occupational safety and health.

Required Courses

  • OSHA 511 Occupational Safety and Health Standards for General Industry (OSX 911)
  • OSHA 7500 Introduction to Safety and Health Management (OSX 920i)
  • OSHA 7505 Introduction to Incident/Accident Investigation (OSX 971)

Electives (Complete 4)

  • OSHA 2264 Permit-Required Confined Space Entry (20 contact hours)
  • OSHA 3095 Electrical Standards (26 contact hours)
  • OSHA 7000 OSHA Training Guidelines for Safe Patient Handling (7.5 contact hours)
  • OSHA 7005 Public Warehousing and Storage (7 contact hours)
  • OSHA 7100 Introduction to Machinery and Machine Safeguarding (4 contact hours)
  • OSHA 7105 Evacuation and Emergency Preparedness (4 contact hours)
  • OSHA 7115 Lockout/Tagout (7.5 contact hours)
  • OSHA 7200 Bloodborne Pathogen Exposure Control for Healthcare Facilities (7 contact hours)
  • OSHA 7205 Health Hazard Awareness (6 contact hours)
  • OSHA 7210 Pandemic Influenza Workplace Preparedness (5.5 contact hours)
  • OSHA 7300 OSHA's Permit-Required Confined Space Standard (7 contact hours)
  • OSHA 7845 Recordkeeping Rule Seminar (4 contact hours)

Elective courses must total 29 contact hours.

When you're ready to register, call 310-243-3741.

Have questions about the program? Call 310-243-2425 (M–F) or email

Out of work and need training? This program is approved for funding through the Workforce Investment and Opportunity Act. Contact the Workforce Investment Board for more information.

Financial Aid

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