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Reset of OSHA Annual Requirements

January 1, 2011
With the turn of the calendar to 2011, it is an opportune time to do a review of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) annual requirements that apply to your company. Among the multitude of OSHA training, inspection and administrative requirements, there are certain regulations which explicitly specify actions that must be taken on an annual basis. Unless these requirements are met each and every year, a facility could be at risk for regulatory enforcement.

Here’s a summary of the significant annual requirements for General Industry that potentially could impact any workplace:
 
Access to Employee Exposure and Medical Records (OSHA 1910.1020): OSHA requires that employers inform employees on an annual basis of the existence of exposure and medical records, the methods for requesting access to them, and employees’ rights of access to these records.
 
Automatic Sprinkler Systems and Fixed Extinguishing Systems (OSHA 1910.159, 160, and 161): The main drain flow test for the automatic sprinkler system is to be performed on each system annually. All fixed extinguishing systems are to be inspected annually by a person knowledgeable in the design and function of the system to assure that the system is maintained in good operating condition.

Furthermore, employers must train employees designated to inspect, maintain, operate, or repair fixed extinguishing systems and annually review their training to keep them up-to-date in the functions they are to perform. For dry chemical systems, the dry chemical supply must be sampled at least annually to assure that the dry chemical supply is free of moisture which may cause the supply to cake or form lumps.
 
Fire Brigades (OSHA 1910.156): If established by the employer, all fire brigade members are to be provided with training at least annually. Fire brigade members who are expected to perform interior structural fire fighting shall be provided with an education session or training at least quarterly. All fire fighting equipment used by company fire brigades must be inspected annually.
 
Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (OSHA 1910.120): Annual training applies to employees who will respond to spills, releases, and other emergencies. The level of training required will depend upon the level of response to which affected employees are trained.
 
Occupational Noise Exposure (OSHA 1910.95): Annual training and audiometric testing is required for employees included in the Hearing Conservation Program who are exposed to noise at or in excess of 85 dBA.
 

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