This section adds training requirements to 29 CFR 1910, subpart D, requiring training on fall and equipment hazards, as well as the requirement for retraining, if necessary.

1910.30(a)(2)   The employer must ensure that each employee is trained by a qualified person, not a competent person, and not just be treated as a casual, “put this on and use it” command!

  1. A qualified person is defined by OSHA as one who, “by possession of a recognized degree, certificate, or professional standing, or who by extensive knowledge, training, and experience, has successfully demonstrated their ability to solve or resolve problems relating to the subject matter, the work, or the project”.

  2. According to 1910.140(d)A competent person is capable of identifying existing and predictable hazards in any personal fall protection system or component, as well as in their application and uses with related equipment. They also have the authority to take prompt corrective actions to eliminate the identified hazards.

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