1. Training of Management Officials. Title 29 CFR, section 1960.54, requires the training of
top management officials. Each agency must provide top management officials with orientation
and other learning experiences that will enable them to manage their agency's Occupational
Safety and Health Programs.
2. Training of Supervisors. Title 29 CFR, section 1960.55, requires the provision of
occupational safety and health training that covers the supervisors' responsibility to provide and
maintain safe and healthful working conditions for employees, the agency Safety and Health
Program, Title 29 CFR, section 19, Executive Order 19126, and the occupational safety and
health standards applicable to the assigned workplace.
3. Training of Safety and Health Personnel. Training requirements for Safety and Health
Specialists, Safety and Health Inspectors, and employees assigned collateral Safety and Health
Committee responsibilities are covered in Title 29 CFR, sections 1960.56, 1960.57, and 1960.58,
4. Training of Employees and Employee Representatives.
a. Title 29 CFR, section 1960.59, requires that each agency provide appropriate safety and
health training for employees, including specialized job safety and health training appropriate to
the work performed by the employee. Training shall also inform employees of the agency
Occupational Safety and Health Program and will emphasize employee rights and
b. Agencies should provide appropriate occupational safety and health training for agency
employees who are representatives of recognized employee groups (e.g., labor organizations).
This will enable the group to function appropriately in ensuring safe and healthful working
conditions and practices in the workplace and enable them to assist in conducting workplace
B. Hazard Communication Standard.
Title 29 CFR, section 1910.1200, requires that employers provide employees with information
and training on hazardous chemicals in their work area at the time of their initial assignment and
whenever a new hazard is introduced into their work areas. This employee training shall include
1. Methods and observations that may be used to detect the presence or release of a hazardous
chemical in the work area (e.g., monitoring conducted by the employer, continuous monitoring
devices, visual appearance or odor of hazardous chemicals when being released).
2. The physical and health hazards of all chemicals in the work area.
3. The measures employees can take to protect themselves from these hazards, including
specific measures the employer has implemented to protect employees from exposure to