OSHA Basics Safety Training

This course is designed to offer an overview of U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards that have broad applicability to the University. It covers a variety of topics including OSHA requirements, what to do in the event of an OSHA inspection, and rights and responsibilities under OSHA.

The training consists of two three-hour sessions. Each session is conducted on a different day using a classroom format. Participants must sign up for both sessions. Regional sessions are also available at campus locations.

Topics covered during the training include:

Introduction to OSHA

Fall Protection

Emergency Planning

Fire Safety

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Confined Space Entry

Electrical Safety

Lockout / Tagout

Material Handling

Machine Guarding

Hazard Communication

Excavation / Trenching

Bloodborne Pathogens

Individuals in any of the following positions are strongly encouraged to attend:

Directors of Business Services

Facilities Coordinators

College Safety Officers

Departmental Safety Officers

Work Unit Safety Officers

Safety/Security Managers

Maintenance Managers and Supervisors including Grounds and Janitorial Supervisors

Any other Managers/Supervisors who oversee employees working in machine shops, garages, or maintenance shops

OSHA Basics Training does not take the place of any program-specific safety training requirements related to the topics covered. For example, an individual who accesses permit required confined spaces must receive specific confined space entry training -- this OSHA Basics overview class alone will not be sufficient.

This class may not be relevant to Principal Investigators, Managers, or Supervisors who oversee work performed in labs. The PSU Laboratory and Research Safety Plan should be referenced for training needs in these areas.