OSHA Requirements and Training Resources for Portland ME
Who regulates worker safety and OSHA training in Portland ME? Maine operates an OSHA-approved State Plan covering only state and local government workers. OSHA compliance and training for private companies in the state of Maine is regulated by the Federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). The state of Maine also operates an approved state OSHA program for public employees at the state or local government (e.g.: city of Portland, Cumberland county, public schools . . .) level.
Authorized OSHA Trainers in Portland ME
There is no official certification required to teach most OSHA training classes in Portland ME. 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 Portland ME and anywhere else in the state for a four-year period. The trainer is also authorized to conduct OSHA 30-hour construction training in Portland ME 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 Portland ME 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 Portland ME 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 Portland ME 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 Portland ME
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 Portland ME as well as in all other states and US territories.
OSHA Training Regulations and Standards
Private employers located in the state of Maine 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 record-keeping 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. Links to OSHA training requirements can be accessed below on this page.
The Maine State Plan has adopted Federal OSHA occupational safety and health standards. They generally follow but are not necessarily identical to OSHA standards. For example, Maine’s State OSHA Program has a unique respiratory protection standard and a Video Display Terminal standard.
Federal OSHA exercises jurisdiction over most private employers in the state of Maine. Federal employers in Maine also operate under the jurisdiction of Federal OSHA. The Maine OSHA office is located at:
Maine Department of Labor
Workplace Safety and Health Division
45 State House Station
Augusta, Maine 04333-0045
The OSHA national emergency hotline telephone number is 1-800-321-OSHA.
OSHA Training Resources
OSHA Training Conducted in English or Spanish at Your Site in Portland ME (see available courses below)
On-Site OSHA Training Classes IN Portland ME
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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 our control. Contact OSHA program staff directly to verify important information about OSHA training requirements in the state Portland ME.