More than 100 Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations contain requirements for training. OSHA has issued two new documents to help employers avoid citations and keep workers safe. First is a comprehensive guide that organizes all OSHA training requirements into five categories, including a section for the construction industry, with references from 29 CFR 1910 and 1926.
OSHA makes a direct connection between training and accident and illness prevention, saying in part: “Training and education are elements of a strong injury and illness prevention program that can help employers find and fix workplace hazards before workers get hurt.”
In addition, OSHA recently created a resource for Development and Delivery of Training to Workers. When used in conjunction with the new Training Requirements guide, this tool will help employers create successful training. The resource identifies characteristics of sound training programs; provides an overview of best practices for training adults; and outlines elements of program design, delivery, and evaluation.