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OSHA's Training Requirements
 

Training Requirements in OSHA Standards, & Training Guidelines - OSHA 2254 - 1998 (Revised)

 

Many standards promulgated by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) explicitly require the employer to train employees in the safety and health aspects of their jobs. Other OSHA standards make it the employer's responsibility to limit certain job assignments to employees who are "certified," "competent," or "qualified"-meaning that they have had special previous training, in or out of the workplace. The term "designated" personnel means selected or assigned by the employer or the employer's representative as being qualified to perform specific duties. These requirements reflect OSHA's belief that training is an essential part of every employer's safety and health program for protecting workers from injuries and illnesses. Many researchers conclude that those who are new on the job have a higher rate of accidents and injuries than more experienced workers.

 

If ignorance of specific job hazards and of proper work practices is even partly to blame for this higher injury rate, then training will help to provide a solution.

 

OSHA training requirements for General Industry (29 CFR 1910) begin on page 9; Construction (29 CFR 1926) begin on page 15.

  Document available for download: OSHA_Training_Requirements.pdf