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Factory Service Technician Safety Training

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. Below, you’ll find a list of training topics that are required for most Factory Service Technicians.

OSHA Required Training

First Aid OSHA Regulation: 1910.266 App B

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 Frequency

Retraining for life threatening emergencies should occur annually. Retraining for non-life-threatening response should occur 'periodically'.

Downloadable First Aid Training Resources (free):

  • Basic First Aid Powerpoint

  • First Aid Poster

  • Printable Wallet-Sized Compliance

  • Handout

First Aid Training Videos (paid):

  • First Aid by Atlantic Training

  • First Aid in Construction Environments by Atlantic Training

  • First Aid: React & Respond AHA by Summit Training

Emergency Evacuation OSHA Regulation: 1910.38(e)

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 Frequency

When there is a change.

Downloadable Emergency Evacuation Training Resources (free):

  • Emergency Evacuation Powerpoint

  • Emergency Evacuation Poster

  • Printable Wallet-Sized Compliance

  • Handout

Emergency Evacuation Training Videos (paid):

  • Evacuation Procedures by Atlantic Training

  • Emergency Evacuation by Digital 2000

  • Emergency Planning by Atlantic Training

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 Frequency

None specified.

Downloadable Electrical Training Resources (free):

  • Electrical Safety Awareness Training Powerpoint

  • Electrical Safety Poster

  • Printable Wallet-Sized Compliance

  • Handout

Electrical Training Videos (paid):

  • Electrocution Hazards In Construction Environments PART I by Atlantic Training

  • Electrocution Hazards In Construction Environments PART II by Atlantic Training

  • Electrical Safety by Summit Training

Fire Extinguisher OSHA Regulation: 1910.157(g)

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.

Training Frequency

Annually.

Downloadable Fire Extinguisher Training Resources (free):

  • Fire Extinguisher Training Powerpoint

  • Fire Extinguisher Poster

  • Printable Wallet-Sized Compliance

  • Handout

Fire Extinguisher Training Videos (paid):

  • Using Fire Extinguishers Safely by Atlantic Training

  • Portable Fire Extinguishers Protecting People And Property by Coastal Training

  • Fire Extinguisher Safety by Atlantic Training

Hearing Protection OSHA Regulation: 1910.95(k)

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.

Training Frequency

Annually.

Downloadable Hearing Protection Training Resources (free):

  • Hearing Protection Powerpoint

  • Hearing Protection Poster

  • Printable Wallet-Sized Compliance

  • Handout

Hearing Protection Training Videos (paid):

  • Hearing Conservation Safety by Atlantic Training

  • Hearing Conservation (PPE) by Atlantic Training

  • Ultimate Hearing Conservation by Atlantic Training

Personal Protective and Respiratory Equipment OSHA Regulation: 1910.132(f)

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 Frequency

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):

  • Personal Protective Equipment Powerpoint

  • Personal Protective Equipment Poster

  • Printable Wallet-Sized Compliance

  • Handout

Personal Protective and Respiratory Equipment Training Videos (paid):

  • ppe

    Personal Protective Equipment by Atlantic Training

  • ppe construction

    Personal Protective Equipment in Construction by Atlantic Training

  • Personal Protective Equipment Refresher by Atlantic Training

Industry Best-Practice Training (Not required by OSHA)

Ergonomics

Training Frequency

Annually

Downloadable Ergonomics Training Resources (free):

  • Ergonomics Powerpoint

  • Ergonomics Poster

  • Printable Wallet-Sized Compliance

  • Handout

Ergonomics Training Videos (paid):

  • Industrial Ergonomics by Atlantic Training

  • Office Ergonomics by Atlantic Training

  • Laboratory Ergonomics by Atlantic Training

Eye Safety

Training Frequency

Annually

Downloadable Eye Safety Training Resources (free):

  • Eye Safety Powerpoint

  • Eye Protection Poster

  • Printable Wallet-Sized Compliance

  • Handout

Eye Safety Training Videos (paid):

  • Eye Safety by Atlantic Training

  • Eye Safety in Construction Environments by Atlantic Training

  • Eye Safety: No Second Chances by Summit Training Source

Safety Housekeeping

Training Frequency

Annually

Downloadable Safety Housekeeping Training Resources (free):

  • Workplace Housekeeping Powerpoint

  • Housekeeping Poster

  • Printable Wallet-Sized Compliance

  • Handout

Safety Housekeeping Training Videos (paid):

  • Safety Housekeeping & Accident Prevention by Atlantic Training

  • Laundry Room Safety by Atlantic Training

  • Housekeeping Safety by Atlantic Training

Slips, Trips and Falls

Training Frequency

Annually

Downloadable Slips, Trips and Falls Training Resources (free):

  • Slips, Trips and Falls Powerpoint

  • Slips, Trips and Falls Poster

  • Printable Wallet-Sized Compliance

  • Handout

Slips, Trips and Falls Training Videos (paid):

  • Slips, Trips & Falls by Atlantic Training

  • Slips Trips and Falls in Construction by Atlantic Training

  • Slips, Trips and Falls Taking The Right Steps by Coastal Training

Hand Safety

Training Frequency

Annually

Downloadable Hand Safety Training Resources (free):

  • Hand Safety Powerpoint

  • Hand Safety Poster

  • Printable Wallet-Sized Compliance

  • Handout

Hand Safety Training Videos (paid):

  • Hand, Wrist, and Finger Safety by Atlantic Training

  • Hand, Wrist and Finger Safety in Construction Environments by Atlantic Training

  • Hand Safety by Summit Training

Injury Risk

  • Very Low
  • Low
  • Moderate
  • HIGH
  • VERY HIGH

2.20% (rough approximation based on manufacturing industry) 2.2% Annual Injury Rate

Factory Service Technician Safety Tips

Quick Tip

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.

Electrical safety

  • 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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