Online Training Certification Course 29 CFR 1910 Subpart N - 29 CFR 1926 Subpart H
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This course presents an overview of the proper handling and storage of materials, including general and specific safety measures to avoid injuries. Each of these actions poses hazards, the U.S. Code of Federal Regulations provides guidelines and components necessary to manage, handle, move, and store materials safely.
Who must take this training? This course presents an overview of the proper handling and storage of materials. Every worksite has materials that pose risks when being handled, moved, lifted, or stacked. Materials are necessary for day-to-day operations, and their proper handling and storage is a critical component of an efficient workspace. Whether it be lumber, bricks, pipes, liquids, or other materials, all work operations require raw materials of some sort. Part of normal work operations includes moving these materials to the appropriate place at the worksite, removing excess materials, and storing materials.
Case Study: In New York in 2018, a worker was renovating a building when he was struck by debris that fell from a trash chute. The chute had become clogged with waste materials at the third-floor level; two workers (including the victim) went inside the dumpster at the end of the chute in order to clear the debris. It took the combined efforts of local police officers, firefighters, and paramedics to free the victim, who was then taken to a local hospital in critical condition.
Key Takeaway: Recognize the many dangers related to trash chutes. The OSHA standard focused on workers being struck by falling debris, but this unfortunate incident is a reminder that chutes pose other dangers, such as being clogged and collapsing.
It will take a MINIMUM of 2 hours to complete this OSHA Materials Handling Safety Training online course. The student may log on and off as needed. A bookmark will be set so when they log back in they will return to where they left off.
This materials handling safety training course covers various OSHA regulations and re-training requirements differ for each. It is important to note these differences and comply with OSHA's recommendations.
In reference to 29 CFR 1910.178 through 1910.184 Subpart N retraining must occur when the following applies.
The operator has been observed to operate the vehicle in an unsafe manner
The operator has been involved in an accident or near-miss incident
The operator has received an evaluation that reveals that the operator is not operating the truck safely
The operator is assigned to drive a different type of truck; or
A condition in the workplace changes in a manner that could affect safe operation of the truck.
An evaluation of each powered industrial truck operator's performance shall be conducted at least once every three years.
If this standard does not apply OSHA references OSH Act general duty clause, section 5(a)(1), 29 U.S.C. 654(b)(1) which defines that:
(a) Each employer -
(1) shall furnish to each of his employees employment and a place of employment which are free from recognized hazards that are causing or are likely to cause death or serious physical harm to his employees.
A recognized hazard is a danger recognized by the employer's industry or industry in general, by the employer, or by common sense. The general duty clause does not apply if there is an OSHA standard dealing with the hazard, unless the employer knows that the standard does not adequately address the hazard.