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Training for safety

You must train your employees in the safety and health aspects of their jobs.

  • Safety committee members must be trained in the principles of accident and incident investigations, and in hazard identification.
  • New employees must be trained to safely do their jobs before they begin work for the first time. They should have orientation training that covers your business safety policy, workplace safety rules, hazards, and procedures for responding to emergencies.
  • All employees must know the Oregon OSHA rules that apply to their jobs, their safety responsibilities, what hazards they could be exposed to, and how to prevent exposures. They must be retrained whenever there are changes in the workplace that create new hazards.
  • Supervisors must know the hazards, the hazard-control methods, emergency procedures, and applicable Oregon OSHA requirements that apply to the workplace.
  • Keep a record of each employee trained, the type of training, the training date, and the trainer.

To find out what training you must provide, filter through our rule requirements table.

Oregon OSHA provides online classes and classroom workshops for employers. See our Education and training website for current offerings.