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OSHA Requirements and Training 101


If you're looking at safety specialist jobs, you'll likely have to take a few certification exams in order to meet the safety requirements associated with being a construction safety consultant. Though it may seem intimidating, the training is in place to help you better do your job. Here are some of the requirements mandated by OSHA standards.

Notes before we begin

Before we begin, OSHA stands for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. It's because of OSHA standards that many of the industries and companies across the United States have a safety plan in place for their employees. OSHA guidelines help protect over 130 million workers across the country, whether they're in food service, construction, or any workplace environment.


Why do I need training?

All safety representative jobs, environmental consulting jobs, and safety specialist jobs are required to get certified to understand the hazards associated with working on the job. OSHA is just one of these certifications necessary to properly perform your duties as a safety consultant or representative.

Some employers may require an alternative or additional form of licensing. Look into the requirements of your specific job to see if this is a field you wish to go into.

What does OSHA do

OSHA training enables to environmental health and safety worker to ensure the employee does their job correctly: this includes inspecting industry locations for workplace hazards, ensuring all companies are adhering to OSHA guidelines and building plans to improve workplace safety with different industries.

What hazards do OSHA cover?

OSHA covers a range of different safety precautions and guidelines. Here are just some of the important topics OSHA can train you on:

  • Emergency planning

  • First aid

  • Hazardous materials

  • Protective equipment

  • Environmental controls

  • Materials handling and storage

  • Fire Protection

  • Electrical safety

  • Commercial driving

These only scrape the surface of what OSHA training can do for you when you look for industrial hygiene and safety jobs. OSHA also covers information on Marine job safety requirements, agricultural workplace hazards, and offer federal employee programs that outline the administrative side of your OSHA training.

If you are looking for safety representative jobs that require OSHA training, don't hesitate to contact EHSCareers to find jobs in your area today.


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