There are many reasons for taking an OSHA online course, whether for a certification in your specific field or an annual refresher to help boost your knowledge and productivity. Online courses are much more cost-effective than classroom training sessions and can be scheduled for times that are convenient for both you and your employer.
Instead of taking time away from work, not just for the courses themselves, but in travelling to and from training sites, you can schedule many OSHA courses at your workplace and in your own time. This can be especially relevant for people who are taking annual refresher course because they don't have to schedule too much time out from their productive work days every year.
Taking a course within a familiar environment and choosing the times at which you take it, are also beneficial. An off-site training course would require you to leave your workplace at times that meet the training supplier's schedule. With an online course, you can schedule the course into your calendar for a slow period and not have to worry about conflicts.
With classroom training, you only get one go-around of the information, too. When taking an online course, you can repeat and review points that you may have had difficulty with the first time around. By the time you have to take the relevant OSHA online test, you'll know you've gotten as much information and assistance as you can.
One further benefit of online courses, is that more than one course can be given at a time, even to employees who are sitting side-by-side in the same room. Online course can even be taken at home, where you may have more free time or just a more comfortable study atmosphere.
Just don't forget that online courses can replace classroom training, but they can't replace the necessary practical experience required for compliance with OSHA regulations. Courses such as OSHA Safety Training, OSHA Hazardous Waste Training and OSHA Construction Training, as well as other, all require experience in practical work under supervised conditions, before supplying certification.