Training

Training class
Education includes instruction, training, and evaluation.

Safety education is accomplished in three components: instruction, training, and evaluation to ensure employees have the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) required to work safe on the job.

  • Instruction. Employees must be instructed on OSHA regulations, company safety policies, programs, procedures, and how to avoid unsafe conditions.
  • Training. They must be trained including instructor demonstration and an opportunity to practice.
  • Evaluation. Their abilities on the job must be evaluated by a competent person, formally certified, and designated as qualified to use equipment and perform procedures.

Employer Responsibilities

Employers are held accountable by OSHA to develop a suitable safety training program. It’s important to know that OSHA will ALWAYS inspect the safety training program during an OSHA inspection.

Your employer is required to provide an information and training program for all employees exposed to lead above the action level or who may suffer skin or eye irritation from lead.

This program must inform these employees of the specific hazards associated with their work environment, protective measures which can be taken, the danger of lead to their bodies (including their reproductive systems), and their rights under the
standard.

Your employer must make readily available to all employees, including those exposed below the action level, a copy of the standard and its appendices and must distribute to all employees any materials provided to the employer by OSHA.

All new employees must be trained prior to initial assignment to areas where there is a possibility of exposure over the action level. This training program must also be provided at least annually thereafter.