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OSHA Program and Training Requirements for General Industry

Common requirements - additional training specific to an industry/operation may be required

 

Standard

Program

Policy

Training

Employee Group

Initial

Annual

As Needed

Accident Records and Reporting


X

All

X


X

Bloodborne Pathogens

X


All

X

X


Confined Space

X


Authorized

X

X

E

Electrical Safety


X

Authorized

X


X

Emergency Action Plan

X


All

X

R

X

Fire Extinguisher


X

All*

X

X


Fire Prevention Plan*


X

Affected

X


X

Authorized


R

X

First Aid


X

Affected

X



Authorized


X*


Fire Extinguisher Systems


X

Authorized

X

X


Hazard Communications

X


All

X

R

X

Hot Work Permit


X

All

X


X

Hearing Conservation

X


Authorized

X

X

E

Lock Out/Tag Out

X


Affected

X

R

X

Authorized

X

R

E

Machine Guarding


X

Authorized

X

X*

E

Medical Records


X

All

X

X


Personal Protective Equip


X

Authorized

X

X*

E

Power Industrial Trucks

X


Authorized

X


X & E

Respiratory Protection

X


Authorized

X

X

E

Fall Protection Program

X


Authorized

X

X

E

Company specific Safety Rules and Procedures


X

All, Affected and Authorized

X


X


Codes:

  • Standard – OSHA Standard related to the program/policy/training
  • Initial Training – Training completed when hired, transferred to a new position or when a operational change occurs
  • As Needed – Refreshers training determined by evaluations or changes of operations
  • Program – OSHA required written program with procedures and coordinator
  • Policy – OSHA required policy that is reviewed with employees.  Can be included in Handbooks, SOPs, etc.
  • All – Training required for all company employees.  This includes authorized and affected employees.
  • Authorized – Training required only for employees involved in the policy/program
  • Affected – Employees that are not immediately involved in the policy but should understand the program and related exposure
  • R – Recommended by OSHA but not required by standard
  •  E – Program/Policy requires documented evaluation of the effectiveness of training on an ongoing basis


* Additional information on the standard:

  • Fire Prevention Plan – The plan should specifically include procedures/policies for Flammable/Combustible Liquids: Compressed gas/general housekeeping/Cutting, welding, brazing and ignition hazards of the facility.
  • Fire extinguisher training – The training can be restricted to employees assigned the duty of fire extinguisher operation.
  • First Aid Training – This annual retraining is part of the re-certification process for the responders
  • Machine Guarding – Annual training required on specific machines
  • Personal Protective Equipment – Annual training required on specific types of PPE
  • Power Industrial Trucks – Documented Evaluations of skills required at least every three years

 

Company specific Safety Rules and Procedures – These programs/policies relate to exposure unique to the company operations such as; Use of ladders/Communications within the facility/Housekeeping & storage/Standard Operating Procedures.

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