Who Needs OSHA Training?

Effective health & safety training for employees is a mission-critical element of operating an industrial facility. Employees trained and informed about relevant workplace hazards are less likely to get ill or injured on the job, require days away, or take shortcuts that lead to accidents.

The ten OSHA Standards detailed below include training requirements for employees who encounter or may be exposed to specific hazards on the job, i.e., respiratory hazards, bloodborne pathogens, hazardous chemicals or substances, excessive noise, confined spaces, forklifts, and others.

10 OSHA Standards with Training Requirements

Bloodborne Pathogens (1910.1030)

OSHA requires training and annual re-training for employees who risk occupational exposure to blood or other infectious materials (29 CFR 1910.1030(g)(2)). 

Bloodborne Pathogens Online Training 

Bloodborne pathogens are one of many workplace hazards addressed in Lion's 10 Hour OSHA General Industry Online Training
Confined Spaces, Permit-controlled (1910.146)
Only authorized personnel may enter a permit-controlled confined space (defined at 29 CFR 1910.146(b)). Common examples include tanks, hoppers, and other large means of containment, as well as structures like grain silos, vaults, and pits. OSHA lays out training requirements for employees who work in confined spaces in paragraph (g).

Employees who work near confined spaces, but are not authorized for entry, must know the dangers of entering without authorization. 

Confined Spaces Entry Awareness Online Training provides awareness-level instruction for personnel who work near confined spaces but are not authorized for entry. 
Hazard Communication, "HazCom" (1910.1200)
OSHA's Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) requires employers to provide information and training to employees on the hazards of chemical substances in their workplace (29 CFR 1910.1200(h)). 

Hazard Communication Online Training
Managing Hazard Communication Online Training

HazCom training may be designed to cover categories of hazardous chemicals. To ensure training is relevant to the employee's job, Lion offers online HazCom training focused on materials with specific hazards. 
HazCom:Flammables and Combustibles
HazCom: Compressed Gases
HazCom: Corrosives 
HazCom: Poison/Toxic Substances 

Update training is required when a new chemical hazard is introduced to the workplace.
HAZWOPER (1910.120)
For detailed answers about HAZWOPER training for employees, see the HAZWOPER Training FAQ.

OSHA requires HAZWOPER training for three main groups of professionals/personnel:

1. Facility emergency response personnel.  
HAZWOPER training is required for personnel who respond to emergency releases of hazardous substances, wherever the release occurs. OSHA divides the emergency responder category based on each employee's level of responsibility during an emergency release. 

This HAZWOPER infographic illustrates the levels of emergency responders and what HAZWOPER training is required for each employee.

2. Personnel who work at “uncontrolled hazardous waste sites.” 
This includes managers, supervisors, and any employees who may be exposed to hazardous substances health hazards, or safety hazards during cleanup activities—including those with non-cleanup duties, like utility workers.  

This HAZWOPER infographic illustrates the types of site cleanup personnel who need HAZWOPER training. HAZWOPER training requirements for site cleanup activities are covered under HAZWOPER regulations in 29 CFR 1910.120 paragraph (e).

3. Personnel who work at hazardous waste Treatment, Storage, and Disposal Facilities (TSDFs).
HAZWOPER training rules for TSDFs are covered under HAZWOPER regulations at 29 CFR 1910.120, paragraph (p).
Ladders (1910.23)
OSHA requirements for ladders in general industry workplaces are part of the Walking-Working Surfaces Standard in 29 CFR 1910, Subpart D. 

Ladder Safety Online Training provides a basic knowledge of safe work practices and OSHA requirements for proper use, inspection, and maintenance of ladders detailed in 29 CFR 1910.23. 
Lockout/Tagout, or Control of Hazardous Energy (1910.147)
OSHA requires lockout/tagout training as part of an employer's program to prevent injuries due to unexpected energizing, start up, or release of stored energy (29 CFR 1910.147(c)(7)). 

Lockout/Tagout Online Training provides instruction for employees on the hazards associated with unexpected start-up or release of stored energy during maintenance or servicing of machinery and equipment. 
Noise Exposure (1910.95)
OSHA requires training and annual re-training for employees exposed to noise at or above 8-hour TWA of 85 decibels (29 CFR 1910.95(k)).

When hearing protection is required, employees must be trained in use and care of all hearing protectors. Retraining is required following hearing loss (29 CFR 1910.95(i)(4) and (g)(8)). 

Hearing Conservation Online Training 
Personal Protective Equipment, "PPE" (1910.132)
Employers must provide training for every employee who is required by the regulations to use personal protective equipment (29 CFR 1910.132(f)).  

Personal Protective Equipment Online Training guides employees through proper wearing, care, and maintenance of PPE. The employee must show they understand the training and can use PPE properly before they may perform any work requiring PPE.  
Powered Industrial Trucks, "Forklifts" (1910.178)
Employees must complete training and an evaluation before operating a powered industrial truck, e.g., a forklift. (29 CFR 1910.178(l)). 

Forklift Safety Online Training provides awareness-level instruction on safe operation to help satisfy OSHA training mandates for forklift operators. Additional training is required to fully satisfy OSHA training mandates for employees. 

Forklift safety is one of many topics covered in Lion's 10 Hour OSHA General Industry Online Training.
Respiratory Protection (1910.134)
Training is mandatory for employees who wear respirators in environments with insufficient oxygen or where harmful dusts, fogs, smokes, mists, fumes, gases, vapors, or sprays are present.  

29 CFR 1910.134(c)(1) requires employers to train employees in specific respiratory hazards, proper use and maintenance of respirators, and more. 

Respiratory Protection Online Training provides awareness-level training for employees who wear respirators at work. Additional training is required to fully satisfy OSHA training mandates for employees.

Re-training is required annually, at a minimum (29 CFR 1910.134(k)(5))