OSHA Requirements and Training Resources for Buffalo NY
Who regulates OSHA training in Buffalo NY? Worker safety for private companies in the state of New York is regulated by the Federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). The State of New York operates a state OSHA program (PESH) exclusively for State and local (e.g.: county; municipal, public schools and colleges . . .) employers.
In addition, the State of NY requires all workers on most publicly funded construction sites to complete the OSHA 10-hour construction course.
Authorized OSHA Trainers in Buffalo NY
There is no official certification required to teach most OSHA training classes in Buffalo NY. However, you must make certain that on site OSHA 10 or 30-hour training classes are conducted by a trainer who is officially authorized to conduct these OSHA courses. The trainer must first complete a series of OSHA trainer classes provided by one of the OSHA Education centers located around the country. You can confirm their status as a currently authorized OSHA Outreach trainer by asking to look at their credentials proving they completed the following trainer courses.
Construction industry trainers must successfully complete the OSHA 510 course, followed by the OSHA 500 course. This qualifies the trainer to conduct OSHA 10-hour construction training in Buffalo NY and anywhere else in the state for a four-year period. The trainer is also authorized to conduct OSHA 30-hour construction training in Buffalo NY and elsewhere in the state. To maintain their status as an authorized OSHA Outreach trainer for construction, they must complete the OSHA 502 trainer update course every four years.
General industry trainers must successfully complete the OSHA 511 course, followed by the OSHA 501 course. This qualifies the trainer to conduct OSHA 10-hour general industry training in Buffalo NY and anywhere else in the state for a four-year period. The trainer is also authorized to conduct OSHA 30-hour general industry training in Buffalo NY and elsewhere in the state. To maintain their status as an authorized OSHA Outreach trainer for general industry, they must complete the OSHA 503 trainer update course every four years.
Be assured that our trainers who conduct on-site OSHA training classes in Buffalo NY are authorized OSHA Outreach trainers. Scroll down to see links to all of the on site OSHA training classes we conduct listed below.
Online OSHA 10 and 30-hour Training Courses Accepted in Buffalo NY
There are also OSHA-authorized online 10 and 30-hour training courses available for construction and general industry. However, you must pay close attention, as only those course providers that are specifically authorized to provide these courses can issue trainees the official DOL / OSHA 10 or 30-hour wallet cards. There are plenty of imitators out there who use deceptive fine print and “too good to be true” pricing to sell you a course that is not OSHA authorized. You can rest assured that the 10 and 30-hour online OSHA training courses offered on our website are authorized by OSHA, and are accepted in Buffalo NY as well as in all other states and US territories.
Regulation of Workplace Safety & Health in Buffalo NY
Federally regulated employers located in New York are governed by the Federal OSHA health and safety standards found in the 29 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). These include, but are not limited to, the OSHA workplace poster requirements in Part 1903, OSHA injury and illness recordkeeping requirements in Part 1904, general industry standards in Part 1910, maritime standards in Parts 1915, 1917 and 1918, construction standards in Part 1926, and agricultural standards in Part 1928. Many of these OSHA standards require that employers provide their employees with OSHA training and information on a variety of health and safety topics (see links to OSHA training requirements below).
Federal OSHA exercises jurisdiction over most private employers in New York. Federal employers in NY also operate under the jurisdiction of Federal OSHA. There is one Federal OSHA office located in Buffalo:
Buffalo Area Office
U. S. Dept. of Labor/OSHA
130 S. Elmwood Avenue, Suite 500
Buffalo, NY 14202
The OSHA national emergency hotline telephone number is 1-800-321-OSHA.
State of New York OSHA Laws
The New York State Plan (PESH) applies to all public sector employers in the State, including: State, County, Town, and Village governments, as well as Public Authorities, School Districts, and Paid and Volunteer Fire Departments.
The State of New York also has a state law requiring most workers on many publicly funded construction sites to possess the OSHA wallet card proving they have successfully completed the OSHA 10 hour construction training course.
Click here to see the New York State law requiring OSHA 10 hour construction training in New York.
OSHA Training Resources
Federal / NY State OSHA Posters
OSHA Training Requirements for 1910 General Industry
OSHA Training Requirements for 1926 Construction
OSHA Training Conducted at Your Site in Buffalo NY (see available classes below)
On-Site OSHA Training Classes IN Buffalo NY
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Buffalo NY - OSHA Training
Disclaimer: This information was obtained from the Federal OSHA website. OSHA Training Services Inc. makes every effort to ensure that the information on this page is accurate and up to date, but changes in state law and procedures affecting the information on this page are beyond OSHA’s control. Contact OSHA program staff directly to verify important information about OSHA training requirements in Buffalo NY.