If you think about it, we really take the buildings we use for work, school, and daily life for granted. 

The fact that our structures so safely support our day-to-day activities is truly remarkable when you think about it. There’s a lot of work that goes into making our structures so sound, especially at the construction phase. This is in order to secure the safety of the people working on the building itself as well as the people inside the building once it is completed.

Training programs like the OSHA 30 are important in the early identification of health and safety hazards typically associated with construction worksites. So using one of the best OSHA 30 training courses when preparing for your construction career will not only help you— it’ll help all the people who use the structures you’ll help build!

#1 Summit Training

 

Summit Training Source stands out for a few simple reasons. First, they boast that their overall rates are a whopping 35% lower than their competitors. While this is already a great discount, if you are an employer — or someone looking to obtain OSHA 30 training for multiple team members — you can save even more with Summit Training Sources’ group discounts. 

This course also provides a printable certificate of completion in addition to your OSHA hard card. Speaking of your OSHA hard card, Summit also includes QR scan codes on your card to help with fraud reduction— along many other features to ensure it is safely delivered to you as soon as you’ve earned it.

To meet all necessary OSHA requirements, you’ll be able to access your course materials for the standard 180 days. In addition to your included course content, Summit will also grant you a free study guide.

Bottom Line

Summit Training does things just a bit differently than the other providers that we’ve seen out there, and we mean that in the best way possible. It’s comforting to see their practices and offerings designed in a way that is clearly meant to benefit their students just as much as themselves. It’s also great that all of these positive aspects of the service are available to you at a ridiculously fair price! We love Summit training and think that you will too.


#2 Pure Safety

 

PURE Safety is a forward-thinking provider of OSHA 30 training. While most providers are content to simply offer this training within OSHA-approved territories and call it a day, PURE Safety stands out to us for offering equivalent courses like their Advanced Safety Orientation, which is designed for global audiences.

Also, there aren’t many OSHA 30 prep courses that offer bilingual content— so PURE Safety really stands out in this respect!

Within their course catalogs, you’ll see several equivalent options for their standard OSHA courses that are offered in Spanish variants. This level of inclusion is a great way to ensure that all employees within a particular construction team can receive their training in a manner that is most readily understandable to them.

Aside from offering a pretty standard OSHA 30 prep course, we also appreciated that fair pricing of PURE’s catalog, which doesn’t just extend to their OSHA courses, but also to their entire course catalog which includes courses on a number of construction and contracting topics.

Bottom Line

By expanding their student-base past just the OSHA-approved states and out to a global audience, PURE Safety has created something truly unique within the OSHA 30 prep space. We recommend giving them a look if you want to quickly and easily get your OSHA 30 hour card.


#3 OSHA Education Center

 

Everybody loves options, and we’ve got another stellar option for you. That’s why we wanted to make sure that we didn’t forget to include one of our favorite OSHA 30 providers on the market, OSHA Education Center. Their course made an impression upon us by making the differences between employee and employer OSHA standards clear throughout their course.

In addition to a comprehensive coverage of OSHA standards you’ll also have access to a cornucopia of perks. Lessons recorded with Audio Narration means you can study from OSHA Education Center’s Interactive Exercises and Case Studies while multitasking. If you enjoy listening to podcasts or audio books, this essentially functions the same— making it incredibly easy to work into your schedule.

OSHA Education Center provides students who complete their course with the expected OSHA hard card, certificate of completion, and a Department of Labor Wallet Card for easy carrying. It’s essentially a one-stop-shop for everything you need to do in order to start your career— only in the fewest steps!

Bottom Line

OSHA Education Center is a friendly, fairly-priced, and comprehensive option for those looking to complete their OSHA 30 requirements. Audio Narration alone makes them accessible in a much more convenient way than other educational courses. Give OSHA Education Center a look for sure!


OSHA 30 Frequently Asked Questions

What does an OSHA 30 Card do for me?

An OSHA 30 DOL card certifies to others that you have completed your 30 hours of training and have gained the critical skills and know-how to keep project sites safe and free from injury.

When do I receive my OSHA certification?

This is actually a popular misconception. OSHA does not directly certify workers, but it does require employers to make sure their employees are trained on specific health and safety details of their positions. These OSHA 30 certification courses are designed to meet this specific requirement

Do OSHA 30 Cards expire?

No. While your OSHA 30 card doesn’t expire, employers may require you to retake OSHA exams every 3 to 5 years to keep you up to date with safety trends and updated course knowledge and procedures. Additionally, the older your OSHA 30 card becomes (think 5+ years) the more likely employers may not reject it.

What is the difference between the OSHA 30 and the OSHA 10?

The OSHA 30-hour course is suitable for contracting professionals that will be overseeing or supervising a construction site. OSHA 10-hour training is better suited for entry-level workers who don’t have to maintain safety standards within their role.

Kenneth W. Boyd is a former Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and the author of several of the popular "For Dummies" books published by John Wiley & Sons including 'CPA Exam for Dummies' and 'Cost Accounting for Dummies'.

Ken has gained a wealth of business experience through his previous employment as a CPA, Auditor, Tax Preparer and College Professor. Today, Ken continues to use those finely tuned skills to educate students as a professional writer and teacher.