New Hampshire Training (Construction) laws & safety compliance analysis

New Hampshire Training (Construction): What you need to know

All onsite employees of a contractor working on a state-funded construction project worth $100,000 or more must complete an OSHA 10-hour construction safety training course.

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The New Hampshire Department of Labor, Safety and Training Division administers the construction safety training program rules in the state.

RSA 277:5-a

Any contractor working on a state or local government public works construction project (i.e., construction, reconstruction, alteration, remodeling, installation, demolition, maintenance, or repair paid in whole or in part with state funds) worth $100,000 or more must ensure that all onsite employees have completed an OSHA-approved 10-hour construction safety training program. All employees are required to complete the program prior to beginning work.

The training program must use an OSHA-approved curriculum. Graduates must receive a card from OSHA certifying the successful completion of the training program.

Employees exempt from training requirement. The following individuals are exempt from the requirements of the OSHA 10-hour construction safety program:

  • Law enforcement officers involved with traffic control or jobsite security.
  • Flagging personnel who have completed the training required by the department of transportation.
  • All relevant federal, state, and municipal government employees and inspectors.
  • All individuals who are not considered to be on the site of work under the federal Davis-Bacon Act, including, but not limited to, construction and non-construction delivery personnel and non-trade personnel.

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