Reset of OSHA Annual RequirementsJanuary 1, 2011
Permit-Required Confined Spaces (OSHA 1910.146): The permit space program must be reviewed using cancelled permits within one year after each entry. For rescue personnel, all affected employees must practice making permit space rescues at least once every 12 months, by means of simulated rescue operations in which they remove dummies, manikins, or actual persons from the actual permit spaces or from representative permit spaces.
Portable Fire Extinguishers (OSHA 1910.157): Personnel who are required to use fire fighting equipment as part of an emergency action plan must be trained in the use of the appropriate equipment annually. Annual awareness training must be provided for all workplaces where fire extinguishers are provided for use in the workplace. Portable fire extinguishers are subject to an annual maintenance check. A record of the annual maintenance date must be recorded and retained for one year after the last entry or the life of the shell, whichever is less.
Process Safety Management of Highly Hazardous Chemicals (OSHA 1910.119): All operating procedures that fall under the OSHA PSM standard must be certified annually that the procedures are current and accurate.
Respiratory Protection (OSHA 1910.134): All respirator wearers included in a Respiratory Protection Program are required to undergo training and fit testing on an annual basis.
Stand Pipe and Hose Systems (OSHA 1910.158): Hose systems are to be inspected at least annually and after each use to assure that all of the equipment and hose are in place, available for use, and in serviceable condition. Hemp or linen hose on existing systems must be unracked, physically inspected for deterioration, and reracked using a different fold pattern at least annually.
Bloodborne Pathogens (OSHA 1910.1030): Annual training is required for all employees who may be occupationally exposed to bloodborne pathogens. Biosafety Manuals and Exposure Control Plans must be reviewed on an annual basis and the employer is required to document annually any considerations and implementation of commercially available and effective safer medical devices designed to eliminate or minimize occupational exposure. When biosafety cabinets (BSCs) are used for exposure control, the BSCs must be inspected and certified on an annual basis.
The Control of Hazardous Energy (Lockout/Tagout) (OSHA 1910.147): The employer is required to conduct a periodic inspection of each energy control procedure at least annually to ensure that the procedure and the requirements of the OSHA standard are being followed.
Substance-Specific Health Standards for Hazardous Chemicals (OSHA 1910, Subpart Z): OSHA imposes a variety of annual requirements for workplaces where employees are exposed to regulated chemicals above the applicable Action Level or Permissible Exposure Limit (PEL). Examples of regulated chemicals include hexavalent chromium, methylene chloride, and lead. The annual requirements specified in these standards can include Industrial Hygiene monitoring, medical monitoring, and/or other administrative requirements.
Submitted by Compliance Management International
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