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National COSH Materials:

For Construction Safety training materials, click  here.

Other training materials on specific hazards can be found in our Hazards Information section.

Keep the Job Safe and Healthy: A Workers’ Toolkit to Understanding OSHA’s Legal Process. From the Occupational Safety and Health Law Project.  This toolkit is a collection of information and resources that will educate workers and and their representatives about, and empower them to participate in, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) legal enforcement process when they experience on-the-job health and safety hazards.

Systems of Safety and Improving Your Workplace Violence Prevention Program. Trainings from the New Jersey Work Environment Council.

Chemical Hazards in the Workplace and Confined Spaces. Downloadable powerpoint presentation from the Rhode Island Committee.

The Day Laborers’ Health and Safety Workbook and Trainer’s Companion Guide to the Day Laborers’ Health and Safety Workbook: Activities and information from New Labor and The Rutgers Occupational Training and Education Consortium.

Hazard Communication Training Guide: Developed by the CPWR, available in English and Spanish. This is a 4 hour hazard communication course that satisfies the general training requirements of OSHA’s hazard communication standard 29CFR1910.1200.

Do-it-Yourself Resources: An excellent collection of training and participatory research resources from Hazards magazine. Includes tools for doing risk mapping of the workplace, “body mapping” to identify work-related health and safety effects, and many other useful resources.

The Right To Understand: Linking Literacy to Health and Safety Training. Labor Occupational Health Program, UC-Berkeley. An excellent guide to doing low-literacy training on health and safety. Almost half of all American adults — 90 million — struggle with basic reading, math, and reasoning skills. This manual is designed to: Introduce health and safety trainers to the experiences and training needs of workers with limited literacy skills and to provide trainers with tools and practical tips for developing materials and programs with literacy in mind.

Health and Safety Training Kits from the Labor Occupational Health Program, UC-Berkeley. This LOHP curriculum consists of two modules: Protecting Workers from Job Hazards and How Chemicals Affect the Body. The curriculum is designed to help trainers facilitate informal classes of workers, environmental justice activists, or community residents using action-oriented, participatory methods. It is available in four languages: English, Spanish, Chinese, and Korean. Each module has lesson plans, step-by-step instructions for presenting the material, training tools, games, quizzes, and other activities. Five factsheets are also included: Identifying Job Hazards, Controlling Hazards on the Job, How Do Chemicals Get Into My Body? Workplace Chemicals and Your Health and Toxic Hazards Chart.

Labor Perspectives on Occupational Safety and Health: A Power Point presentation created for a distance learning class on occupational safety and health, by Tom O’Connor.

Confined Space Training:  An awareness level “tailgate training” program produced by the New York State Bureau of Occupational Health.

Mobile Equipment Safety. A “tailgate training” program produced by the New York State Bureau of Occupational Health.