Cornell Local Roads Program

Are there any resources that can summarize the program and training requirements of the PESH standards that typically apply to highway and Public Works Departments?


Yes, here is a table outlining PESH training requirements that typically apply to the Highway and DPW community:

 

Standard

 

Name

 

Program Elements

 

Training Requirements

 

1910.38

 

Emergency action plans

 

Only applies when required by particular OSHA standard. EAP must be written if more than 10 employees

 

Designate and train employees to assist in evacuation. Review with each employee initially and when changes occur

 

1910.39

 

Fire prevention plans

 

Only applies when required by particular OSHA standard. FPP must be written if more than 10 employees

 

Initially inform employees of hazards and review with employee parts of plan necessary for self-protection

 

1910.95

 

Occupational noise exposure

 

If equal to or greater than 85 dBA TWA, hearing conservation program including annual audiometric testing and provision of hearing protection; wearing of hearing protectors required if equal to or above 90 dBA TWA

 

Annual for employees included in program

 

1910.120

 

Hazardous waste operations and emergency response (HAZWOPER)

 

Emergency Response Plan, unless EAP calls for evacuation

 

Initial: 1st responder awareness; Annual refresher or demonstration of competency; Skilled support personnel (equipment operators) must be given initial briefing

 

1910.132

 

Personal Protective Equipment

 

Written certification of PPE Hazard Assessment, provide and ensure use of proper equipment

 

Written certification of initial training, and retraining as required by changes or inadequate employee knowledge

 

1910.134

 

Respiratory Protection

 

Written respiratory protection program, medical evaluation, annual fit testing  

 

Annual

 

1910.146

 

Permit Required Confined Space

 

Workplace evaluation; permit space ID; PRCS program; permit system; monitoring, ventilation, rescue and other equipment

 

Initial and as required by changes, deviations, or inadequacies

 

1910.147

 

Control of hazardous energy (lockout/tagout)

 

Energy control program, documented energy control procedures, certification of completion of periodic inspections

 

Initial and as required by changes, deviations, or inadequacies

 

1910.157

 

Portable Fire Extinguishers

 

If intended for employee use, training required*. If not for employee use, EAP calling for total evacuation (see 1910.38)

 

* Annual

 

1910.177

 

Servicing multi‑piece and single piece rim wheels

 

Training program (excludes automobile or truck tires marked “LT”)

 

Materials must include copy of standard and current rim charts

 

1910.178

 

Powered Industrial Trucks

 

Ensure operator is competent through training and certification program (Formal instruction, practical training and evaluation)

 

Initial and refresher in the event of unsafe operation, accident or near-miss, inadequate evaluation, changes in equip or condition. Evaluate operators every 3 years

 

1910.252

 

Welding, Cutting, and
Brazing

 

Management shall insist that cutters or welders and their supervisors are suitably trained in the safe operation of their equipment and the safe use of the process

 

Initial

 

1910.253

 

Oxygen-Fuel Gas
Welding and Cutting

 

Workers in charge of the oxygen or fuel-gas supply equipment shall be instructed by their employers before being left in charge. Rules and instructions covering the operation and maintenance of the equipment shall be readily available.

 

Initial

 

1910.254

 

Arc Welding and Cutting

 

Workers designated to operate arc welding equipment shall have been properly instructed and qualified to operate such equipment

 

Initial

 

1910.331-335

 

Safety Related Work Practices

 

Training program for employees exposed to electrical hazards, level of training varies with risk, hazardous energy control (LOTO) procedures (see standard)

 

Initial and as required by changes or noncompliance

 

1910.1001
1926.1101

 

Asbestos

 

Exposure monitoring, regulated areas, work practices and housekeeping, PPE, hygiene facilities and medical surveillance. Training program for all employees exposed to airborne concentrations at or above the exposure limits, and employees performing housekeeping (awareness)

NYSDOL Asbestos Control Bureau has additional requirements under Code Rule 56

 

Initial and annual

 

1910.1025
1926.62

 

Lead

 

Exposure monitoring, regulated areas, work practices and housekeeping, PPE, hygiene facilities and medical surveillance. Inform employees with any exposure of the content of Appendices A and B. Training program for all employees who are subject to exposure to lead at or above the action level or for whom the possibility of skin or eye irritation exists.

 

Initial and annual

 

1910.1200

 

Hazard Communication
(Hazardous Chemicals)

 

Written HazCom Program including chemical list, labeling, MSDS 

 

Initial and when new chemical hazard introduced

 

1926.20(b)(2)

 

General Safety and Health Provisions for Construction

 

 

Frequent and regular inspections of job sites, materials and equipment by competent person

 

Initial and continuing, site  and task specific

 

1926.20(b)(4)

 

Employer shall permit only employees qualified by training or experience to operate equipment and machinery

 

Initial and continuing, site and task specific

 

1926.21(b)(2)

 

Safety Training and Education

 

Employer shall instruct each employer in the recognition and avoidance of unsafe conditions and means of controlling or eliminating hazards

 

Initial and continuing, site and task specific

 

1926.500-503

 

Fall Protection

 

Training program and equipment required when working 6 feet or more above lower level

 

Initial and as necessary

 

1926.650-652

 

Trenching and Excavation

 

Daily and as needed inspections by competent person, protective system, utilities, access and egress, traffic control, hazardous atmospheres, water removal, adjacent structures, location of equipment and spoil

 

See 1926.21(b)(2) for training
Competent person must be capable of identifying hazards and have the authority to correct hazards

 

12 NYCRR Part 820

 

Right-To-Know
(Hazardous Substances)

 

Training program and posting of sign

 

Initial and annual

 

12 NYCRR Part 800.6

 

Workplace Violence Prevention

 

Workplace evaluation and determination, written program and training

 

Initial, at least annually, and when changes occur

27a(3)(a)

Rabies

Training program including proper handling practices, PPE, disease etiology and mode of transmission, hand washing and decontamination and avoidance of animal/saliva contact; pre-vaccination for animal control and wildlife workers (not necessary for roadkill collection); exposure follow-up procedures

Initial

27a(3)(a)

Lyme Disease

Training program for employees working in tick habitat areas having moderate or high risk of harboring Lyme disease, which includes signs and symptoms, proper clothing, repellent use, self-inspection and removal methods for attached ticks, and importance of seeking medical attention when necessary

Initial

 

Resources:
NYSDOL PESH Website
https://labor.ny.gov/workerprotection/safetyhealth/DOSH_PESH.shtm

CLRP Safety Center
https://www.clrp.cornell.edu/library/Safety_Center.html

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