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The successful implementation of a SWPPP and, therefore, the prevention of erosion, is best accomplished by ensuring everyone on site understands the controls and why they are being implemented. General contractors are responsible for providing their employees and sub-contractors with the appropriate training.
Employees and subcontractors should be trained on at least the following:
When it comes to refresher training, the standard is very specific: employees must receive refresher trainings at least every three years to ensure they understand and follow the most current operating procedures. Employers may require refresher trainings take place more frequently, depending on input they receive from the employees involved in the operating process. A so-called “free-pass” cannot be awarded based on experience, age, or time on the job. The extent of the evaluation is to be determined by the employer but should include a written and practical examination that prove continued competency.
OSHA’s is responsible for keeping American employees safe and healthy. The agency does this by creating and enforcing standards, providing training and education, and inspecting workplaces to encourage continual improvement.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is a division of the Department of Labor that creates and enforces workplace safety and health regulations. It is important because every employee wants to get home safely at the end of the day. Before OSHA was created, workplaces were significantly more hazardous and unsafe. Now, U.S. workplaces have shown drastic improvement, but there is still room to be better.
An area isn’t considered a confined space just because it’s small. Rather, a confined space is determined by the hazards associated with it. Examples of confined spaces include silos, vaults, hoppers, vats, tanks, water supply towers, sewers, and many more.
OSHA came into existence by President Nixon in 1970 when he signed the OSH Act. It was formally organized in 1971. There were a number of factors and tragedies that led up to OSHA’s creation.
In most cases, OSHA does not give warnings before they arrive on site to conduct an inspection. Employers can require that OSHA compliance officers obtain a warrant before they enter the worksite.
OSHA cannot shut down a job. That is a misconception. Only a court order can. In some cases, an inspector may request an employer to shut down a process that is imminently dangerous.
OSHA is a division of the Department of Labor. OSHA’s administer is the Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health. They answer to the Secretary of Labor, who is a member of the cabinet for the U.S. president.