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OSHA Program and Training Requirements for General Industry

These are only common requirements based on a general guide. There may be additional requirements for your industry and specific company.  Regarding OSHA requirements for programs and training, it is always best to consult with a professional.  We can assist you with a specific plan for you and help you put in place all of the necessary pieces to ensure compliance with OSHA and safety in your company. 

 

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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