OSHA Required Training
When OSHA Requires Lead Training:
Any employee that may be subject to lead at or above the 'action level'. See full OSHA regulation for more details.
Downloadable Lead Training Resources (free):
When OSHA Requires Asbestos Training:
Employees that are exposed to airborne concentrations of asbestos at or above the PEL limit shall be trained. See full OSHA regulation for more details.
Downloadable Asbestos Training Resources (free):
When OSHA Requires Scaffolding Training:
Required for employees that are required to work while on a scaffold. See full OSHA regulation for more details.
When there is a change or when the employee is observed being unsafe.
Downloadable Scaffolding Resources (free):
When OSHA Requires Fall Protection Training:
Required for each employee that may be exposed to fall hazards. See full OSHA regulation for more details.
When there is a change in the workplace or the employer has reason to believe that a trained employee does not have the understanding and skill necessary to perform the job safely.
Downloadable Fall Protection Training Resources (free):
When OSHA Requires Ladder / Stairway Training:
Employees that are required to use ladders or stairways should be trained on the hazards associated with their usage. See full OSHA regulation for more details.
Provide retraining so that the employee maintains the understanding and knowledge acquired from the training.
Downloadable Ladder / Stairway Training Resources (free):
When OSHA Requires Personal Protective and Respiratory Equipment Training:
When an employee is required to wear PPE, they must be trained on its usage. See full OSHA regulation for more details.
Retraining required when the type of PPE changes, employee demonstrates inability to use PPE properly, or when the workplace changes in a way that renders previous training obsolete.
Downloadable Personal Protective and Respiratory Equipment Training Resources (free):
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Painter Safety Tips
Poor ventilation when working with certain types of solvents or paints can lead to severe respiratory problems. Protect your lungs not only with the proper breathing mask, but also by making sure any indoor spaces are well ventilated with open doors and windows.
Painting is one of the most important aspects to the aesthetic beauty of a property. A fresh coat of paint can completely transform an old, run-down house into a beautiful and inviting home. Painters have a job that many people consider relaxing and rewarding for this very reason, but the constant exposure to chemicals and the need to be at elevated heights for long periods throughout the day mean that painters need to pay particular attention to safety precautions. By following these simple rules, painters will keep safety at the front of their minds, and can confidently and safely take on any new job.
- Ladder safety. Always use the right ladder for the right job. Never stand on the top of a ladder or attempt to use one that is too small to save time.
- Any scaffolding should be erected under close supervision and never constructed with unstable objects as a base such as barrels, boxes, or concrete blocks. Having secure, stable scaffolding reduces the risk of falling from extreme heights while working.
- Never exceed the maximum weight a scaffold can support. Pay particular attention to the weight of paint cans.
- Be extremely cautious bringing paint cans and brushes up to higher levels of scaffolding.
- Make sure that stairs are not slippery or obstructed by objects and debris. Just because you aren’t on a roof or high up on scaffolding, doesn’t mean that a fall on stairs or ground level can’t lead to serious injury.
Wear the appropriate gear and clothing
- Hard hats should be worn when there is the potential for falling debris. If a hard hat sustains any damage, make sure and promptly replace it.
- Protect your eyes and face from blowing dust, or paint fumes with goggles and special breathing masks.
- Wear only footwear that is slip and puncture resistant, never open toed shoes.
- Use gloves when handling potentially hazardous chemicals like solvents or paint thinners.
Communicate with your co-workers and clients!
- Ask for help if something is too heavy, or beyond your capability.
- If you have any special conditions or allergies that might pose a threat to your health, make sure the people working with you are aware of exactly what to do to help you.
Be aware of your surroundings
- Take note when you are working at someone’s home of any animals or small children running around that might cause a potential hazard.
- Never startle an animal, even a friendly pet. Always approach them with caution.
- When working in an office building, make note of the building’s evacuation procedures and safety exits.
- Make sure your supplies and gears don’t clutter walkways or block emergency exits.
Always drive with caution between jobs.
- Obey all traffic laws and warning signs.
- Make sure your vehicle has been inspected and has received any necessary maintenance.
- Never speed to your final destination.
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