BOS 3751 Assessment 1

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Discuss why and how workers should be involved in determining the training needs of an organization. Provide at least one example in your response. 

Your response should be at least 75 words.

The reason why workers should be involved in determining the training needs of the organization is simple they are part of the organization and it is easier for them to buy into the training requirements if they understand the why behind them and have a hand in helping to develop them. As to how to get them involved is also easy interview them to see what they know, can employee identify hazards they may be exposed to, do they understand why they are hazards? If they do know these answers they may also have methods to helping train others how to avoid them. Developing learning activities is an example to get employees involved in the training process.

Identify and compare two methods that can be used to prioritize training needs. Which method do you feel is more reliable? Why? 

Your response should be at least 75 words.

The two methods to prioritize training requirements that I identified and will compare are firstly the process to examine the nature of the work. This method is useful because it will tell you which groups require a higher training priority based on conditions under which the work is performed. The second method is to examine the incidents of injuries and accidents. This method will help you see where the most training is needed and who would benefit from it the most. It will also help in identifying companywide training requirements also. I personally think by examining the nature and conditions of the work is a better method solely due to it’s preventive nature compared to the other method where it seems more reactive to what problems areas are prevalent.

What are the differences between mandated and implicit training requirements? Provide an example of each from the OSHA standards (other than the ones discussed in the course textbook). 

Your response should be at least 75 words.

The difference in a mandated training and a implicit training is a mandated training the employer must train employees on safety and health aspect of the job and a implicit training is where it is the employer’s responsibility to limit certain job assignments to employees who are certified, competent, or qualified meaning they have had special previous training. One example of a mandatory training is 29 CFR 1910.132 General requirements (f) Training (1) The employer shall provide training to each employee who is required by this section to use PPE. An example of a implicit training is CFR29 1915.12 Precautions and the order of testing before entering confined and enclosed spaces and other dangerous atmospheres (a) Oxygen content (1) The employer shall ensure that the following spaces are visually inspected and tested by a competent person to determine the atmosphere’s oxygen content prior to initial entry into the space by an employee.

Occupational Safety & Health Administration. (2015). Training requirements in OSHA standards (OSHA Publication 2254-07R 2015) Retrieved from https://www.osha.gov/Publications/osha2254.pdf

In OSHA’s training guidelines, several steps are listed as ways to identify training needs. The last step listed is to review the federal or state safety, health, and environmental standards applicable to the business. Why is this step listed last? What can the other steps provide that the standards cannot provide? Provide some examples that illustrate your point. 

Your response should be at least 200 words.

OSHA’s training guidelines meet the minimum requirement to operate for health and safety aspects. Some federal or state safety, health, and environmental standards might be stricter for your business than the original OSHA standards.

This is listed as the last step so the reader of the guidelines understands that there may be stiffer guidelines elsewhere. If followed the other steps listed can provide more in-depth information into that company or industries training needs. As previously stated OSHA’s training guidelines are at the minimum requirement level or a generic level for the masses.

Several examples can be listed to show context into this situation. One example I will use that is similar to the way OSHAs training guidelines are presented is in the military we have Instructions that tell us how to complete tasks in our jobs. They start at the Department of Defense level very generic or vague and get stricter or more detailed the further down the chain they go. Another hypothetical example is where you have the OSHA regulation that states one thing and the state has had a high prevalence of this issue in a certain state and that triggered them to make a stricter policy or training requirement for this issue.

1910.1200 Hazard Communication (h) Employee information and training (1) Employers shall provide employees with effective information and training on hazardous chemicals in their work area at the time of their initial assignment, and whenever a new chemical hazard the employees have not previously been trained about is introduced into their work area. Now there is more to this section but at this point it is very vague. There may have been a high prevalence of this issue in a certain state and that triggered them to make a stricter policy or training requirement for this issue.




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