Safety Policy & Procedure Manual
Section 200: Workplace Safety
Revised: 02/22/2012


To identify available safety training and record keeping requirements.

Background Information

Many OR-OSHA, DEQ, and DOT regulations require safety training for employees who perform certain functions, or work in certain environments.  These regulations also require that this training be documented and a training file be maintained.


Required Safety Training

Supervisors are responsible for:

  1. identifying the types of safety training required for each of their employees
  2. ensuring that such training is provided to employees, and
  3. documenting all safety training.

Required safety training can be included in the initial employee training at the time of hire, and job-specific training throughout the period of employment.


Safety Training Sources

Supervisors can provide initial safety training for their new employees by using the Safety Rules located in SAF 205: Safety Rules of this manual.  Supervisors should use SAF-Ex2: Safety Training Identification Worksheet to identifying the required job-specific safety training.  The Safety Training Identification Worksheet has been developed by Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) helps a supervisor decide whether an employee needs any of the required job-specific training.  Safety training can be provided by the supervisor, by EH&S or other OSU personnel, or by an outside training provider.  OSU Safety Instruction Number 35 further describes the safety training requirements and provides information on specific training programs available through EH&S and outside training providers.

Record Keeping

Documentation and record keeping are important elements of the training process.  EH&S provides a service to keep track of all employee safety training.  This tracking system should be used to record safety training.  A Safety Training Completion form has been developed by EH&S to aid in this process.  Supervisors are responsible for documenting all safety training, and it is important to capture all the information requested on the form for each training session.  Supervisors must send a copy of the form to EH&S.