OSHA Requirements for Designating a Competent Person
1 hour 30 minutes
Ensure employees’ designated competent persons satisfy applicable OSHA requirements.
Many employers and company managers responsible for operations and safety do not understand OSHA’s requirements relating to competent persons. Often, worksites have employees with the expertise and skills to be competent persons, but are not competent persons because they lack the authority to make safety-related changes to qualify.
This information will help responsible persons understand OSHA’s requirements associated with competent persons and important actions required to ensure employees’ designated competent persons satisfy applicable requirements. Failing to meet OSHA’s requirements covering competent persons can result in a poor safety record, injuries, hospitalizations, fatalities and citations. This information is critical to employers so they can ensure an effective safety program and culture.
• You will be able to define OSHA’s requirements associated with a competent person.
• You will be able to recognize deficiencies in relation to competent persons.
• You will be able to explain the differences between a competent person and a qualified person pursuant to OSHA’s standards.
• You will be able to discuss OSHA General Industry Standards and Construction Industry Standards relating to competent persons.