Centurion Insurance Services is pleased to provide our clients with value added information on loss control from our in-house advisor, Rob Brooks. This is part two of a series on OSHA training requirements. In part one, we covered OSHA’s seven mandatory training subjects. Today, we’re diving into additional OSHA training and instructor requirements. This series begins in part one and concludes in part three.
WHAT OTHER TRAININGS ARE REQUIRED BY OSHA?
Some additional trainings apply to specific organizations. This is determined by the type of work activities in which your employees are engaged, and industry group in which you operate. OSHA has more than 50 mandatory training topics, in addition to the subjects we listed in part one of this series. The most important point for an employer to remember is employees only have to be trained on topics to which they could have a workplace exposure. Face respirator training is a good example of specialized training. Only employees who could be exposed to dust or other potentially harmful airborne agents have to be trained. The same training requirements would apply to such diverse subjects as bloodborne pathogens, fall protection and lockout/tagout, as examples.