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This document is a reference for monthly risk-based and OSHA required training topics to provide to your employees.


Month  Training topic  Reference  Training to include  Related resources 
January  Power Lines  29 CFR 1926.1408 
  • Look out and look up 
  • Use ladders that are fiberglass or non-conductive wooden  
Lockout- Tagout  29 CFR 1910.147 
  • Training on expected procedures 
  • Identify what should be locked and tagged and when 
February  Arc Flash   29 CFR 1910.333 
  • Can cause substantial damage, injury, or death  
  • Never underestimate the severity of any type of voltage  
March  First aid and CPR  29 CFR 1910.151 
  • Assessing the situation and recognizing an emergency 
  • Steps to be taken and determining treatment 
Emergency Action Plan  29 CFR 1910.38 
  • Know the evacuation routes in the facility 
  • Huddle points should be known by all employees  
April  Fall Protection  29 CFR 1926.503 
  • Effective use of equipment 
  • Maintenance and repair of defective or damaged equipment  
Extension Cords   29 CFR 1926.405 
  • Inspect the cord before using it 
  • Damaged or worn cords should not be used  
May  Extreme Temperatures  Risk based 
  • Include hazards and controls related to working in extreme heat conditions 
June  Ladders   29 CFR 1926.1053 
  • Proper ladder use 
  • Safe positioning 
  • Considering ground or surface conditions etc. 
Electrical Safety  29 CFR 1910.333 and 29 CFR 1910.332 
  • Assessing the area for electrical hazards  
  • Following appropriate procedures for lockout tagout and PPE 
July  Hot Works  29 CFR 1910.252 
  • All equipment must be inspected  
  • Always record your hot work permit after job is complete  
August  Hazard Communication  29 CFR 1910.1200 
  • Personal protective equipment 

Reading labels, tags or signs 

  • Safe handling and use of material 
Personal Protection Equipment (PPE)  29 CFR 1920.132 
  • General and specific PPE utilized by employees during work tasks 
September  Soldering   29 CFR 1910.1025 
  • Soldering can be dangerous if you do not follow basic safety procedures. 
October  Pinch Points   29 CFR 1910.211 
  • Never get complacent 
  • Give every task your full attention   
Confined Space   29 CFR 1910.146 
  • Before you enter a space, look for the permit prior to entry  
  • Follow the company’s confined space written program  
November  Driving  Risk based 
  • Distracted driving and importance of knowing company driver policies and procedures. 
December  Electric Shock   29 CFR 1910.331-335 
  • Hazards associated with electricity are dangerous, never become complacent while on the job.  
This list is not comprehensive – additional OSHA standards may apply to your workplace. Be sure to review OSHA’s general industry standards (29 CFR 1910) for other requirements. In addition, section 5(a)(1) of the Occupational Safety and Health Act, known as the General Duty Clause, requires employers to provide their employees with a workplace that is free of recognized hazards likely to cause death or serious physical harm. 




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