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OSHA Training Now Required Under Miami-Dade County's "Residents First Training and Employment Program"

Miami-Dade County's "Residents First Training and Employment Program" (County Code of Ordinances 2-11.17 and Ordinance 14-26) has established important OSHA safety training requirements for County Construction Contracts. These contracts are defined as:

"(i) a County contract valued in excess of $1,000,000 for the construction, demolition, alteration and/or repair of public buildings or public works,

or (ii) a contract or lease valued in excess of $1,000,000 which provides for privately funded construction, demolition, alteration or repair of buildings or improvements located on County-owned land."

Responsible Contractor Affidavit

Under the Miami-Dade Residents First Training and Employment Program, contractors are required to submit a notarized affidavit stating that every employee reported on the payroll has completed OSHA-authorized 10-hour or OSHA 30-hour Construction safety training prior to working on the project.

The affidavit also requires that the contractor make reasonable efforts to employ local Miami-Dade county residents, with a goal of having over 51% of all construction labor hours performed by Miami-Dade county residents. These records are submitted in a Construction Workforce Plan within 10 days of award notification and prior to any work on the contract. Workforce Performance Reports

Within 30 days of completion of a County Construction Contract (and in order to be paid for completion of the Contract), contractors must submit a Workforce Performance Report that contains documentation supporting adherence to these statutory requirements. This includes documentation of work hours, documentation of worker residency, reporting of safety training program expenditures and other important details regarding successful completion of Contract terms. When evaluating contractors for future bids or proposals, these Workforce Performance Reports will be taken into consideration to ensure contractors meet the responsibilities of the program.

Easily Complete Miami-Dade OSHA Training Requirements's OSHA-authorized online training program satisfies the 10-hour or 30-hour training requirements established in the Miami-Dade Residents First Training and Employment Program. The OSHA Construction training courses are completed entirely online and result in the issuance of a United States Department of Labor OSHA training card and an instant certificate from the University of South Florida.

Online training can be completed at a fraction of the cost of classroom training. With 24/7 access to an OSHA-authorized trainer and customer support, interactive 3D worksites and activities, self-paced content and online, mobile-friendly courses, USFOSHA's workplace safety training is an effective way to ensure worker safety on Miami-Dade County jobsites.

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