What can I do if a trainer does not provide 10 or 30 full classroom hours of training per the OSHA Outreach Guidelines for Construction or General Industry, does not cover the mandatory, elective or optional topics, and still awards an OSHA 10/30 Hour Construction or General Industry card?
This is a potential fraud case, and must be reported to federal OSHA, They will refer fraudulent activity to the U.S. Labor Department’s Office of Inspector General, and trainers caught falsifying information will subject to criminal prosecution.
When an authorized trainer requests your course completion card from the OSHA Regional Training Center, they must certify that they have conducted this training per the guidelines.
They also sign a document that they understand that they will be subject to immediate dismissal from the OSHA Outreach Training Program if the information they provide is not true and correct. Further, by signing the document the instructor understands that providing false information may subject them to civil and criminal penalties under Federal law, including 18 U.S.C. 1001, and section 17(g) of the Occupational Safety and Health Act, 29 U.S.C. 666(g), which provides criminal penalties for making false statements or representations in any document filed pursuant to that Act.