Training and Development Training Plan Project: OSHA Standards This assignment involves reading a case and then helping an organization by identifying the

Training and Development Training Plan Project: OSHA Standards

This assignment involves reading a case and then helping an organization by identifying the training needs to meet Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requirements. By successfully completing this assignment, you should be able to explain safety and health training requirements specified by standard setting organizations. In this case, the standard setting organization is OSHA.

Click  here to access a template that contains the case and a table for you to complete. Follow all of the instructions, save all of your work in the template, and submit it in Blackboard for grading. BOS 3751, Training and Development 1

Course Learning Outcomes for Unit I

Upon completion of this unit, students should be able to:

1. Explain safety and health training requirements specified by standard setting organizations.
1.1 Discuss the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) guidelines for effective

workplace safety training.
1.2 Identify organizational safety training required by OSHA standards.

Reading Assignment

Chapter 1: OSHA Safety and Health Training Requirements

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Academic Search Ultimate database within the CSU Online Library.

Jensen, R. C. (2005). Safety training. Professional Safety, 50(2), 26-32.

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Business Source Ultimate database within the CSU Online Library.

Robotham, G. (2001). Safety training that works. Professional Safety, 46(5), 33-37.

Read pages 1-4 of the introduction within the publication below. The introduction begins with the heading
“Training Requirements for Workplace Safety.”

Occupational Safety & Health Administration. (2015). Training requirements in OSHA standards (OSHA

Publication 2254-07R 2015) (pp. 1-4). Retrieved from
https://www.osha.gov/Publications/osha2254.pdf

The following PowerPoint presentation provides an excellent introduction to the key details about OSHA that
every safety manager should know:

Occupational Safety & Health Administration. (n.d.). Introduction to OSHA [PowerPoint slides]. Retrieved from

https://www.osha.gov/dte/outreach/intro_osha/intro_to_osha_presentation.ppt

Unit Lesson

Safety Training Should Be Great!

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Why is safety training often viewed as boring, unnecessary, and a waste of time? Employees want to know
how to protect themselves from getting injured, right? Of course they do! Safety training is required by the

UNIT I STUDY GUIDE

OSHA Safety and Health Training
Requirements

https://www.osha.gov/Publications/osha2254.pdf

https://www.osha.gov/dte/outreach/intro_osha/intro_to_osha_presentation.ppt

https://online.columbiasouthern.edu/bbcswebdav/xid-56613122_1

https://online.columbiasouthern.edu/bbcswebdav/xid-56613122_1

BOS 3751, Training and Development 2

UNIT x STUDY GUIDE

Title

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), right? Yes, it is. Then, what is the problem? Perhaps
it is the subject matter; perhaps it is in the way it is presented or even where it is presented. Perhaps it really
is boring, unnecessary, and a waste of time in some cases. In this course, we will be examining the tools and
methodologies for developing and implementing an effective safety training program in an organization.

OSHA (2015) states that sound safety training programs exhibit four general characteristics, which are as
follows:

1. Accurate – prepared by qualified individuals and updated as needed
2. Credible – facilitators have experience with the subject and apply adult learning principles
3. Clear – delivered so the intended audience can understand the concepts
4. Practical – presents information and skills that workers need and can use

To be able to meet these requirements, safety training must be developed using methodologies that target
adult learners in a workplace setting. In this course, we will be exploring seven steps that are critical to
effective training, which are as follows:

1. Determine if training is needed.
2. Identify training needs.
3. Identify training goals and activities.
4. Develop learning activities.
5. Conduct the training.
6. Evaluate training program effectiveness (Ferguson, 2012).

As we examine each step, you will be guided through activities that allow you to apply what you learn. By the
end of the course, you will have developed a safety training plan for an organization as well as a presentation
for a safety topic of your choosing.

What Training is Really Needed?

It is well-recognized that effective safety training can be an important factor in an organization’s accident
prevention efforts (Ferguson, 2012). However, how do we determine what training is needed? This unit
focuses on training required by OSHA standards, but simple compliance with standards will not cover all
training needs. The first place to look might be the organization’s injury and illness log. What types of injuries
are listed? Do accident investigation reports reveal inadequacies in training? Be careful here; training is often
used as the standard response to an accident—even when there is no evidence that lack of training was a
contributing factor. Review any job hazard analyses (JHAs) that may be available. These documents contain
important information about the hazards to which employees may be exposed. Talk to employees about their
jobs and ask them if they know how to protect themselves from hazards. Contact other safety professionals in
the same industry to find out what is offered in their training programs. Finally, look to the federal, state, and
local safety authorities to find out what training is required by law or statute.

The OSHA standards contain more than 100 specific training requirements. Not all will apply to all
workplaces, so it is important to become familiar with what your organization does and how it does it. In
addition to the published standards, the OSHA Directorate of Training and Education
(https://www.osha.gov/dte/index.html) has numerous resources that can help you sort through the mire of
regulations.

Every hour employees are in safety training is an hour they are away from their primary jobs. While we may
like to say “safety first,” the reality is that safety must share resources with all other aspects of an
organization. We need to ensure that the time in training contributes to the profitability of the organization by
preventing accidents and injuries and their inherent costs.

https://www.osha.gov/dte/index.html

BOS 3751, Training and Development 3

UNIT x STUDY GUIDE

Title

References

Ferguson, L. (2012). OSHA safety and health training requirements. In J. Haight (Ed.), Hazard prevention

through effective safety and health training (pp. 1-14). Des Plaines, IL: American Society of Safety
Engineers.

Occupational Safety & Health Administration. (2015). Resource for development and delivery of training to

workers (OSHA Publication No. 3824-08 2015). Retrieved from
https://www.osha.gov/Publications/osha3824.pdf

Suggested Reading

The following webpage provides a list of steps that can be used to identify the topics that need to be
addressed through training:

State of California. (n.d.). Effective workplace training etool. Retrieved from

http://www.dir.ca.gov/dosh/etools/09-002/identify.htm

The following webpage suggests changing the format of safety training to make it more fun and interesting:

Wilmes. (2014). I bet you think safety training is boring, but don’t know why. Retrieved from

I bet you think safety training is boring, but don’t know why.

Learning Activities (Nongraded)

If you live in a state that has an OSHA-approved safety plan, conduct some research into what safety training
the state plan requires. Compare the state requirements to the OSHA training requirements. Is there training
required by your state that goes beyond the OSHA requirements? Prepare a summary of the differences. A
list of the OSHA-approved state plans can be found at the following link:
https://www.osha.gov/dcsp/osp/index.html

If your state does not have an OSHA-approved plan, use the California plan at the following link to complete
the above activity: http://www.dir.ca.gov/dosh/dosh1.html

Nongraded Learning Activities are provided to aid students in their course of study. You do not have to submit
them. If you have questions, contact your instructor for further guidance and information.

http://www.dir.ca.gov/dosh/etools/09-002/identify.htm

I bet you think safety training is boring, but don’t know why.

https://www.osha.gov/dcsp/osp/index.html

http://www.dir.ca.gov/dosh/dosh1.html

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