There shouldn’t be doubts about your training

by on February 10, 2015 · 0 Comment POSTED IN: Workplace Safety Network

An Anheuser-Busch warehouse in Jersey City, NJ, has a training program that came under fire from OSHA, as the agency slapped the company with $121,000 in fines for two willful violations — one for allegedly failing to train industrial-truck operators and a related one for failing to take defective trucks out of service.

Anheuser-Busch is contesting the OSHA citations, saying the company has a thorough general-safety program as well as job-specific safety training. OSHA says it’s continuing to negotiate a settlement.

At this point, it’s he said/she said.

But the citations raise a larger question – why did OSHA raise doubts about the safety training? It could be that inspectors didn’t see any indication that these workers were being trained properly. Or it could be inadequate documentation. Both of those coulda shoulda been an easy fix.

Take home: Training should be provable, and manifest in the workers’ behavior.

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