Thursday, January 2, 2014

OSHA Annual Refresher Training Requirements


Can you believe that 2014 is here already? It seems like only yesterday we were all worried about a Y2K-triggered meltdown of our computer systems. And while that non-event passed us by many years ago without so much as a fizzle, there is one other issue that does require your full attention each and every year; identifying OSHA standards that require mandatory annual refresher training for employees.
  
Most everyone who has visited our website knows that we have place links to excerpts of all Federal OSHA references to OSHA training in General Industry and Construction standards; we even referenced indirect phrases such as “the employer shall inform employees” or “competent person” which can imply some level of mandatory training or information. These pages get hundreds of views every day, and are a great resource to help identify your overall OSHA training requirements.
  
But since we are here at the beginning of a brand new year, I thought it might also be helpful to our readers if I went back through all of those standards and pulled out the ones that specifically require employers to provide their workers with mandatory refresher training and information annually and make a table that lists them in this month’s blog post. 
  
So here is my list of Federal OSHA standards that specifically mandate annual OSHA refresher training:
 
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12 comments:

  1. Thank you for posting this information!
    - Walter Chun, PhD, CSP

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  2. Checklists remind me "oh yeah I wanted to emphasize XX more this year. Thanks. Lorraine Cope CSP, MBA, CHMM, ASSE

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  3. Thanks for sharing this comprehensive list! I'll look forward to sharing this with my graduate students.

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  4. Why do people think HAZCOM training is an annual requirement? I hear it all over the place.

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    1. Yes, a very common misunderstanding in operations covered by Federal OSHA. However, the material can be rather dry, probably does not hurt anything to readdress it every once in a while.

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    2. The state of Tennessee requires annual Haz Comm training as part of their TN Right-To-Know Law.

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  5. The article summarizing the annual refresher training requirements was very good information. FYI, Fed-OSHA has a publication that details training requirements. This is web address for the publication: https://www.osha.gov/Publications/2254.html.

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    1. Yes, that publication does exist. Unfortunately it has not been updated in 16 years, and was missing almost half the current requirements. That is why we added the up-to-date links to all training requirements for gen industry and for construction on our website.

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  6. Brad Kimble, P.E., CSPThu Jan 16, 09:32:00 AM 2014

    Not exactly training, but my understanding (practice) is an annual LOTO review is required. Did I miss that somewhere in your post? Great information by the way.

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    1. Brad. Yes, check the second footnote beneath the table and you will see where that is addressed. That note states:

      ◦The list does not include the requirement in the "Control of Hazardous Energy" standard (1910.147) for employers to review applicable lockout/tagout procedures annually with authorized workers.

      I put it in the footnote instead of the table because, as you said, it is not exactly training. Thanks for the follow up. CC

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  7. Excellent resource! Thank You!

    Ed Bannan
    PK Services, Inc.

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  8. Curtis, the mechanical power press training only applies to presses which operate in PSDI mode. The training requirements for common types of presses are much less specific. Actually I'm not sure if anyone in the USA even operates presses in PSDI mode - but although I have seen a lot of presses, never one PSDI press.

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