The subject of safety training necessarily starts with the question, œWhat do we need? A training-to answer this question. These answers will begin to define the content, frequency, categories of employees to be trained, and documentation required.
Some training is required by law. Federal, state, and/or local laws detail required training for specific operations. A good first step is to determine what is legally required by various government agencies. On the federal level, the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) are good examples