Effective employee training is the bedrock of a strong safely culture. Many OSHA workplace health and safety Standards require training, update training, and/or refresher training for employees at regular intervals.
The list below is not exhaustive, but covers some broadly applicable OSHA Standards that require safety training for employees. These workplace health and safety Standards for general industry employers are found in Title 29 of the Code of Federal Regulations
, Part 1910 (29 CFR 1910). OSHA's regulations for the construction industry are found in 29 CFR Part 1926.
For more details about which OSHA Standards require health and safety training, check out the OSHA Training FAQ.Subpart H—Hazardous Materials
- 1910.110(b)(16) requires training for employees who store, handle or work around liquified petroleum gases (LPG).
- 1910.119(j)(3) lays out rules for training employees who maintain Process Safety Management (PSM)
Subpart I—Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
- 1910.120(e), (p), and (q) detail the requirements for training personnel covered by OSHA's Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) Standard. Find out how needs HAZWOPER training at Lion.com/HAZWOPER
Subpart J–General Environmental Controls Subpart N—Material Handling & Storage
1910.132(f) states that employers must train employees who are required to wear PPE.
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1910.134(c)(1) requires employees to receive training on proper respirator use as part of the written respiratory protection program OSHA requires.
Subpart Z—Toxic and Hazardous Substances
- 1910.178(l) requires training for employees who operate powered industrial trucks (i.e., forklifts or fork trucks). The regulation also lays out requirements for re-training forklift drivers.
1910.1030(g) requires training for employees with occupational exposure to bloodborne pathogens. Annual refresher training is required.
1910.1200(h) is the training section of OSHA's Hazard Communication Standard or HCS, sometimes shortened to HazCom. Employees must be trained to recognize and protect themselves from the hazards of chemicals they work with.
For safety professionals: Managing Hazard Communication
For employees: Hazard Communication
Subpart Z also includes training requirements for employees who may be exposed to specific substances, including asbestos, lead, cadmium, ethylene oxide, cotton dust, 1,2-Dibromo-3-Chloropropane, formaldehyde, Methylene Chloride (MCL), and others.
For more details about which OSHA Standards require health and safety training, check out the OSHA Training FAQ.