Outreach Trainer News
Changes to requirements when registering for an Outreach Trainer update course – please read below:
NEW for UPDATES: Each applicant for a trainer update must send in a Prerequisite Verification Form. Complete page 1 through item #6, then skip to page 5, item #41. Check the appropriate box, and then item #43, also on page 5, remember to sign the Prerequisite Verification Form. Include pages 1 and 5 with your Update Course registration form.
For those who successfully become Outreach Trainers, an update course is required every four years (Construction 502, General Industry 503, Maritime 5402). When registering for an update course, include a front and back copy of your current trainer card and Valid ID with the registration form.
A trainer who does not take an update prior to expiration has a 90-day grace period in which to still take the update course. During this time an expired trainer will be unable to teach.
Previously authorized Outreach trainers no longer exist. A trainer card that has expired within the last 10 years is no longer acceptable to meet the prerequisite requirements for enrolling in a trainer course. Any trainer who allows their authorization to expire, beyond the 90 day grace period, must meet the same prerequisite requirements as everyone else enrolling in the trainer course, i.e. standards course completion within the last 7 years (Construction 510, General Industry 511, Maritime 5410), and a prerequisite verification form that documents the 5 years of safety experience.
Most Frequently Cited for 2017
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News from OSHA:
For the latest Program Requirements Summary of Changes, click here.
• OSHA has issued a series of new and revised fact sheets to help employers comply with OSHA’s respirable crystalline silica standard for construction. The fact sheets review dust controls that can be used for the following equipment listed in Table 1 of the construction standard:
New Foundations for Safety Leadership Module Available for Construction Outreach Trainers
In December, the OSHA Directorate of Training and Education and CPWR-The Center for Construction Research and Training announced a new OSHA 30-hour construction training elective module: Foundations for Safety Leadership (FSL). The FSL module introduces construction workers, particularly those with supervisory responsibilities, to critical safety leadership skills and provides specific actions they can take to be an effective safety leader and improve jobsite safety climate. This is an OPTIONAL 2.5 hour elective training. Download materials below Foundations for Safety Leadership Powerpoints [Mac PPTX] [PC PPTX] Instructor Teaching Guide [PDF] Microsoft Power Point Hyperlink Repair Instructions [PDF] Safety Leadership DECAL and CARD [PDF] Student Handout [PDF]
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OSHA Recordkeeping Changes
OSHA has issued a new final rule requiring employers to notify OSHA when an employee is killed on the job or suffers a work-related hospitalization, amputation or loss of an eye. The new rule, which also updates the list of employers partially exempt from OSHA record keeping requirements, took effect January 1, 2015, for workplaces under federal OSHA jurisdiction. Workplace injuries and fatalities are completely preventable, and these new requirements will help OSHA focus its resources and hold employers accountable for preventing them. The employees, researchers and public to information about workplace safety and health and increase their ability to identify and abate serious hazards. Link to OSHA’s Recordkeeping Rule changes The Directorate of Training and Education (DTE) has recently revised the “Introduction to OSHA” training materials for the 10- and 30-hour Outreach Training Program classes. The materials were revised to incorporate the recent changes to the Hazard Communication Standard to align with the Global Harmonization System (GHS). The revised materials include: Introduction to OSHA Instructor Guide – Replaced references to Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) with Safety Data Sheets (SDS) including Table of Contents, Appendix A1, C1, and D1 Introduction to OSHA Power Points – Replaced slides 13, 14, 22, and 39 to reflect Safety Data Sheets Safety Data Sheet (SDS) handout replaces Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS).