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Construction Training Requirements
OSHA Construction Industry Training Requirements
Many standards promulgated by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) explicitly require the employer to train (or instruct, or communicate, or inform . . .) employees in the safety and health aspects of their jobs. Other OSHA standards make it the employer's responsibility to limit certain job assignments to employees who are "certified," "competent," or "qualified" - meaning that they have had special previous training, in or out of the workplace. Also, the term "designated" personnel means selected or assigned by the employer or the employer's representative as being qualified to perform specific duties.
The OSHA training requirements listed below have been excerpted from Title 29, Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Part 1926 for Construction. Some Administrative standards (Parts 1903 and 1904) and General Industry standards (Part 1910) apply to the Construction Industry as well (see list at bottom of this page). Note that additional training requirements may appear in certain other consensus standards (ANSI, NFPA, etc.) incorporated by reference in the various parts of the OSHA CFR, and are therefore mandatory.
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Construction Industry Training Requirements (click topic to view)
1926.20 – General Safety and Health Provisions
1926.21 – Safety Training and Education
1926.35 – Employee Emergency Action Plans
1925.50 - Medical Services and First Aid
1926.53 – Ionizing Radiation
1926.54 – Non-ionizing Radiation
1926.55 - Gases, Vapors, Fumes, Dusts, and Mists
1926.59 – Hazard Communication*
1926.60 – Methylenedianiline
1926.62 – Lead
1926.64 – Process Safety Management
1926.101 – Hearing Protection
1926.103 – Respiratory Protection*
1926.150 – Fire Protection
1926.201 – Signaling
1926.202 – Barricades
1926.302 - Powder-Operated Hand Tools
1926.304 – Woodworking Tools
1926.350 – 1926.354 - Welding and Cutting
1926.404 – Wiring Design and Protection
1926.451 - 1926.454 – Scaffolding
1926.500 - 1926.503 – Fall Protection
1926.551 – Helicopters
1926.602 - Material Handling Equipment
1926.604 – Site Clearing
1926.650 – 1926.652 – Excavations
1926.700 - 1926.706 – Concrete and Masonry Construction
1926.750 - 1926.761 – Steel Erection
1926.800 - 1926.804 – Underground Construction, Caissons, Cofferdams, and Compressed Air
1926.850 - 1926.860 – Demolition
1926.900 - 1926.914 - Blasting and the Use of Explosives
1926.950 - 1926.960 - Power Transmission and Distribution
1926.1050 – 1926.1060 – Ladders (and Stairways)
1926.1071 – 1926.1091 - Commercial Diving Operations*
1926.1101 – Asbestos
1926.1103 – 1926.1016 - Thirteen Carcinogens*
1926.1117 - Vinyl Chloride*
1926.1118 - Inorganic Arsenic*
1926.1126 - Chromium (VI)
1926.1127 – Cadmium
1926.1128 – Benzene*
1926.1129 - Coke Oven Emissions*
1926.1144 - 1,2-dibromo-3-chloropropane*
1926.1145 – Acrylonitrile*
1926.1147 - Ethylene Oxide*
1926.1148 – Formaldehyde*
1926.1152 - Methylene Chloride*
1926.1400 – 1926.1442 - Cranes & Derricks in Construction
1926.1500 – 1926.1501 - Cranes and Derricks Used in Demolition and Underground Construction
* The OSHA Construction standards listed above that have been marked with an asterisk (*) are identical to those set forth in the General Industry standard with the same name in Part 1910.
GENERAL INDUSTRY STANDARDS APPLICABLE TO CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY
The following General Industry standards also apply to the Construction industry:
1910.1020 - Access to Employee Exposure and Medical Records
1910.1030 - Bloodborne Pathogens
ADDITIONAL NOTE: The OSHA Construction standards listed above that have been marked with an asterisk (*) are identical to those set forth in the General Industry standard with the same name in Part 1910.
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