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
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.
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 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: Poison/Toxic Substances
Update training is required when a new chemical hazard is introduced to the workplace.
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).
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 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.
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 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.
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.
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))