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OSHA Releases Updated Training Requirements Document

OSHA has just released organized training requirements in an updated compliance document.

Training Requirements in OSHA Standards” organizes training requirements into five categories:

  • General industry

  • Maritime

  • Construction

  • Agriculture

  • Federal employee programs


"To assist employers, safety and health professionals, training directors and others with a

need to know, OSHA’s training-related requirements have been excerpted and collected

in this updated booklet. Requirements for posting information, warning signs, labels,

and the like are excluded, as are most references to the qualifications of people assigned

to test workplace conditions or equipment.

Training in the safe way for workers to do their jobs well is an investment that will pay

back over and over again in fewer injuries and illnesses, better morale, lower insurance

premiums and more.

It is a good idea to keep a record of all safety and health training. Documentation can

also supply an answer to one of the first questions an incident investigator will ask:

“Did the employee receive adequate training to do the job?”

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