Big Apple's big lesson on safety training

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Fri, Feb 13, 2009 Sun Topics Construction Deaths Faced with the same predicament as Las Vegas - a string of construction deaths - New York City has turned to worker safety training. Full Story

Dallas, TX

#1 Feb 16, 2009
The two leading websites for online OSHA training are and . They are both approved by OSHA, so you get your OSHA wallet card. The trainee has to be at the computer to ask questions as they come up, so you know for sure the trainee is there for ALL of the material. This helps prevent the fraud that took place in NYC. In fact, hundreds of people in NY have gotten their 10 hour and 30 hour OSHA cards through these websites. OSHA construction courses and general industry courses are available. Trainees get several months to complete their training if they need to strecth it out and train just during downtime ..., or they can start right away and train as long as they feel like. Great sites, with good customer service, we recommend them for all our clients.

Clinton, CT

#2 Feb 17, 2009
OSHA does not approve or endorse these training programs--they never approve or endorse a specific company's training. OSHA in principle approves the use of online training as part of the mix of training delivery methods a company uses to educate and train employees, but they do not approve of the use of online training as the only delivery method. In fact, they require that employees taking online training for HAZWOPER must be able to talk to an instructor by phone or email when they have questions.

The claim that they are OSHA approved is incredibly misleading. Thank you for identifying these websites--I'll alert OSHA staff that a highly questionable claim is being made in their name.

Dallas, TX

#3 Feb 19, 2009
No, you are wrong. OSHA has accepted the online training, and we receive OSHA cards from OSHA to issue to the trainees. No misleading information here except for your comments.
Blondey C

Dallas, TX

#4 Feb 20, 2009
Our company has registered literally hundreds of people for these online OSHA courses. Every single one of the people who completed the online course and passed the test received their OSHA wallet cards, so I think (I knoew) they are legitimate.

Dallas, TX

#5 Feb 20, 2009
The correct term for these online classes is "OSHA accepted". Yes, you do get the card.

Dallas, TX

#6 Feb 20, 2009
Correction to earlier posting: The online OSHA training course at is OSHA Accepted, that is the politically correct term.
Flyer Boy

Chicago, IL

#7 Feb 20, 2009
What is al the stink about? We've been using these online courses since 2006, and always get our OSHA card. Never an issue

Flushing, NY

#8 Mar 31, 2013
There are several accidents in the workplace which is attributed to people not getting the right training when it comes to safety. That is why OSHA safety training is now required for new employees and even the ones currently employed. Not only will this help prevent any untoward incident in the workplace but may also help employees stay safe as well as the customers. One can take this online at which offers a variety of safety trainings that would suit the company's needs.

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