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Safety Training (Z490)


Safety training is most effective when it is developed using a systematic approach that encompasses program management, content development, and training delivery, evaluation and documentation.

What Is the OSH Training Standard

The ANSI/ASSP Z490.1 standard provides guidance on how to manage overall safety training programs, as well as criteria for developing training that incorporates adult learning principles. Learn to deliver training effectively, evaluate the outcomes and application of training on the job, and document the training to maintain compliance with company policies and regulatory mandates.

The ANSI/ASSP Z490.2 standard provides guidance on accepted practices specifically for e-learning in safety, health and environmental training programs.

Z490Why Use the OSH Training Standard

Safety training is an essential element of any effective OSH program. Employers should provide frequent training to ensure that employees have the knowledge, skills and abilities they need to work safely. It's important to identify and avoid hazards while continuously improving performance. The most effective training follows a systematic approach that incorporates adult learning principles, multiple modes of learning and hands-on exercises.

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