Many companies spend a lot of time, effort, and money trying to maintain high standards for the environment, health, and safety (EHS).
And this often involves-and should involve-an EHS training component.
For example, OSHA, MSHA, and similar regulatory agencies require EHS training at the workplace in many different circumstances. The regulations make it clear enough when training is required.
Beyond that, OSHA tells you that EHS training should be effective. They tell that you need to ensure it’s effective (through some form of assessment). And they tell you to provide it in a language the employee understands.
And MSHA is pretty explicit about how long the training on various subjects should last.
But it’s not always so clear exactly how to create effective EHS training. That’s not spelled out in the regulations. But fortunately, we’ve got ANSI Z490.1 for that.
Z 490.1, titled “Criteria for Accepted Practices in Safety, Health and Environmental Training,” provides a national standard for creating, maintaining, and evaluating an EHS training program. Handy, huh?
So let’s dig into ANSI Z 490.1 and see what’s it’s all about.
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