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OSHA revises requirements for authorized trainers in outreach program

New requirements take effect April 1, 2019

Posted January 22, 2019

OSHA has revised the requirements for authorized trainers in its Outreach Training Program. The revisions include eliminating the 90-day grace period after a trainer card expires and updating the Trainer Code of Conduct and trainer responsibilities. OSHA says it expects the training to meet adult learning needs and include interactive activities; training must include workshops, case studies, exercises, and demonstrations that involve student participation and interaction.

The Outreach Trainer Program trains workers and supervisors to recognize and prevent safety and health hazards on the job, and to understand workers’ rights and employers’ responsibilities.

The new requirements take effect April 1, 2019.

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