OSHA Required Training
When OSHA Requires First Aid Training:In the absence of a nearby hospital or clinic (more than 4 minutes away), a designated employee should be trained to render first aid. See full OSHA regulation for more details.
Training FrequencyRetraining for life threatening emergencies should occur annually. Retraining for non-life-threatening response should occur 'periodically'.
Downloadable First Aid Training Resources (free):
When OSHA Requires Emergency Evacuation Training:If fire extinguishers are provided in your workplace and/or anyone will be evacuating during a fire or other emergency. See full OSHA regulation for more details.
Training FrequencyWhen there is a change.
Downloadable Emergency Evacuation Training Resources (free):
Electrical OSHA Regulation: 1910.332
When OSHA Requires Electrical Training:When an employee faces the risk of electric shock that is not reduced to a safe level by engineering controls. See full OSHA regulation for more details.
Training FrequencyNone specified.
Downloadable Electrical Training Resources (free):
When OSHA Requires Fire Extinguisher Training:When fire extinguishers exist in the workplace, the employer should train employees on their usage. See full OSHA regulation for more details.
Downloadable Fire Extinguisher Training Resources (free):
When OSHA Requires Hearing Protection Training:Employees that are exposed to noise at or above an 8-hour time weighted average of 85 decibels. See full OSHA regulation for more details.
Downloadable Hearing Protection 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.
Training FrequencyRetraining 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):
Industry Best-Practice Training (Not required by OSHA)
Downloadable Ergonomics Training Resources (free):
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Factory Service Technician Safety Tips
Even condensation can lead to enough moisture to cause a problem when working with electrical equipment. When handling wires and circuits, make sure the area you are in is completely free of water!
Factories are a crucial part of the American economy, and so they are present in every major city. Within factories there are many, many moving parts to make sure that production keeps up with the intensity of demand. Service Technicians in factories are expected to keep up with this fast pace and keep all machinery in working order so nothing in the factory is slowed down by malfunctions or broken equipment. But, keeping up with the fast pace leaves lots of room for error, and error in a factory can lead to serious injury for technicians or those around them. Make sure that you are doing your job as efficiently and safely as possible by reviewing some basic safety procedures everyone in the factory should be following.
Be Aware of Your Surroundings
- A factory is a massive, bustling place. Pallets, machinery, and other people are often moving around quickly to keep up with demand. Take extra care that you are aware of exactly what is happening around you at all times.
- Slow down and never run through the factory. Falling objects or coworkers turning a sharp corner can appear at any moment.
- Listen for heavy machinery like forklifts.
- Limit as many distractions as possible. Don’t use your cell phone, text, or eat while working on the factory floor.
- Know the location of all emergency exits and what to do if there is a fire or other catastrophe. If such even occurs move quickly, but calmly.
Wear the Proper Personal Protective Equipment
- Protect your eyes with goggles or face shield if necessary.
- Use a mask if dealing with any chemicals that are hazardous to breathe or working in an area that is dusty.
- Use the correct gloves when handling sharp or hazardous products, and make sure that gloves are insulated if you are handling electrical wires or circuits.
- Wear safety goggles if your work requires any drilling or chipping.
- Never wear clothing that is loose or baggy enough to be caught on machines get you stuck.
- Never wear open toed shoes to a job, always opt for steel-toed boots that are insulated to guard against electrical currents.
- Be sure that all electrical cables and extension cords are new. Never use frayed or old electrical cables.
- Always assume that a wire or circuit is “live”. This mentality will help you to avoid shock and electrocution.
Communicate with your co-workers!
- 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.
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