OSHA does not approve training content. If they did, they’d be taking on a ton of liability. Under the OSHA law, all required training must be provided by and paid for by employers. OSHA authorized OTI Training centers exist, but according to OSHA, The Outreach Training Program is a voluntary program that OSHA is not required by OSHA — nor does it fulfill any OSHA requirements. So what does OSHA provide? OSHA provides general training requirements and guidance.Here is the general construction training and education requirement set forth by OSHA The Secretary shall, pursuant to section 107(f) of the Act, establish and supervise programs for the education and training of employers and employees in the recognition, avoidance, and prevention of unsafe conditions in employments covered by the Act. Employers must provide safety training in a language, and vocabulary workers can understand. https://www.osha.gov/as/opa/worker/employer-responsibility.htmlFor specific exposures, OSHA publishes topics that employers must cover in their training to be deemed compliant with OSHA standards. While OSHA does not approve training, training conducted for exposure needs to adhere to the OSHA Standards for the training completion to stand up in court. For example, OSHA publishes standards around Scaffold training. A scaffold course should address all of OSHA’s training requirements in OSHA 1926.454. MindForge takes exceptional care to ensure that our Construction LifeSaver training meets the OSHA training requirements.
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