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OHSA wants to REMIND YOU how about that ANNUAL Training!

If you work in the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA OSHA HAS NOTED in legislation your minimum worker training standards plus it also notes your YEARLY worker training.  So are your worker competent and what does your company training matrix say and as company and supervisor are you SURE you are right?

Many standards promulgated by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) explicitly require the employer to train (or instruct, or communicate, or inform . . .) 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. Also, the term “designated” personnel means selected or assigned by the employer or the employer’s representative as being qualified to perform specific duties.


·        The OSHA training requirements listed on this noted below are only intended to provide users with a generic, non-exhaustive overview of the OSHA training requirements for specific standards-related topics. Most requirements for posting information, warning signs, labels, and the like are excluded from this information, as are most references to the qualifications of people assigned to test workplace conditions or equipment.

·        This noted below is not the official or final authority to determine OSHA compliance responsibilities, which are set forth in OSHA standards themselves, and the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970. Because OSHA regulations are constantly being added, deleted, and/or revised, you must not rely on this noted below as the official or final authority of OSHA training requirements; refer to the official OSHA regulations available on OSHA’s noted below (

·        Some states have implemented their own OSHA-approved state plan OSHA program with regulations affecting employee training that could differ from Federal OSHA’s, so consult your state regulations where applicable.

·        In the absence of applicable training requirements for a particular work activity, hazardous substance, tool or piece of equipment or machinery, employers are encouraged to refer to manufacturers’ recommendations for safety training, where available, as well as those listed in applicable voluntary consensus standards.

And yes a SUPERVISOR you must know all 270 pages in the training book to ensure you field teams are trained properly and effectively plus in some cases ANNUALLY to be in full compliance,  

Training Requirements in OSHA Standards and Training Guidelines Noted below is a helpful spreadsheet for determining OSHA safety training requirements.

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