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Safety Centre
Training Resources

Training Resources

The OSHA Directorate of Training and Education (DTE) develops, directs, oversees, manages and ensures implementation of OSHA's national training and education policies and procedures.

Safety Seminars Available Online

Recordings of two recent training seminars are available to watch online. One is a symposium on ladder safety hosted by the OSHA Education Center at the University of Texas, Arlington. The other is a webinar on "Communicating with Workers about Hazardous Materials" hosted by the American Staffing Association as part of its alliance with OSHA.

Ladder Safety Symposium

OSHA’s Temporary Worker Initiative Bulletin Series: Communicating With Workers About Hazardous Materials


OSHA Training Standards Policy Statement

The purposes of this memorandum are to reiterate OSHA's policy that employee training required by OSHA standards must be presented in a manner that employees can understand, and to provide enforcement guidance to the area and regional offices relative to the Agency's training standards. This position applies to all of the agency's agriculture, construction, general industry, and maritime training requirements.

Employer's Training Obligation

Many OSHA standards require that employees receive training so that work will be performed in a safe and healthful manner. Some of these standards require "training" or "instruction," others require "adequate" or "effective" training or instruction, and still others require training "in a manner" or "in language" that is understandable to employees.

Developing and Delivering Effective Training

OSHA Releases Respirator Training Videos

The videos provide information to general industry and construction workers, and topics include fit testing, medical evaluations, respiratory protection in general industry, respirator types, voluntary use of respirators, respiratory protection in construction, training requirements, respiratory protection for healthcare workers, the differences between respirators and surgical masks, donning & doffing, counterfeit respirators, maintenance and care, and the OSHA Respiratory Protection Standard (1910.134). Many are offered in both English and Spanish.

Respirator Training Videos