What is OSHA training?
With the OSH Act (Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970), Congress created the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to ensure safe work environments for employees. OSHA is responsible for setting and enforcing standards and by providing training, outreach, education and assistance.
OSHA requires that employers maintain and update specific safety plans, such as a BBP exposure control plan and hazard communication standards. United offers an on-site program to help you navigate these requirements, be compliant, and avoid costly citations and penalties as well as online training which issues necessary certifications at its successful completion.
Start by conducting a thorough assessment of their workplace to identify potential hazards and determine specific training needs. We can help by conducting an on-site audit and assisting with creating custom training requirements for your staff. Our team can also help with updating training content to ensure your team's compliance with evolving OSHA safety and health standards.
OSHA Training Objectives
Learn about the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's mission, functions, and the significance of compliance for both employers and employees. Gain a deep understanding of the key OSHA standards relevant to your industry, including hazard communication, personal protective equipment (PPE), confined spaces, electrical safety, and more.
Familiarize yourself with OSHA recordkeeping requirements, including injury and illness logs, and learn how to accurately report incidents to regulatory agencies.
Gain insights into employee rights under OSHA, including the right to a safe workplace and the protection against retaliation for reporting safety concerns.
Understand the importance of emergency response planning, evacuation procedures, and first aid protocols in the event of accidents or disasters.
Discover effective methods for providing ongoing safety training to employees, ensuring that they are well-informed about potential hazards and safe practices.
Our OSHA Training Services
- Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER): This training covers the safety and health practices required for hazardous waste operations and emergency response situations.
- Bloodborne Pathogens Training: Workers might be exposed to materials contaminated with blood or other potentially infectious materials. This training educates workers about the hazards and precautions to take.
- Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Training: This training instructs employees on the proper use, maintenance, and limitations of PPE that might be required in various tasks.
- Lockout/Tagout Training: This is essential for workers who maintain and service equipment to prevent the unexpected release of hazardous energy.
- Respiratory Protection: Given the potential for exposure to harmful dust, gases, or vapors, training on the proper use and fit of respirators is crucial.
- Ergonomics: Waste management often involves manual lifting and handling. Training on ergonomic best practices can help prevent musculoskeletal injuries.
- Confined Space Entry: Some waste management tasks might require workers to enter confined spaces (like tanks or silos). They need to be trained on the potential hazards and safety procedures associated with such spaces.
- Fall Protection: If workers are involved in tasks at elevation, training on fall hazards and protection methods is essential.
- Emergency Response and Evacuation: Given the potential for spills, fires, or other emergencies, workers need to be trained on how to respond safely and effectively.
- Fire Safety and Fire Extinguisher Use: Basic training on how to prevent fires and how to use fire extinguishers in the event of a fire can be crucial.
- First Aid and CPR: Offering this training ensures that employees can provide essential first aid services until professional medical help arrives.
- DOT Training: If the company transports waste, especially hazardous waste, employees might need training on Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations.
- Noise and Hearing Conservation: In areas with high noise levels, employees should be trained on the risks associated with noise exposure and the use of hearing protection.