Georgia Training laws & safety compliance analysis

Georgia Training : What you need to know

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Georgia is not a “state plan” state; that is, it does not have a federally approved occupational safety and health regulatory program. Therefore, the federal OSH Act governs occupational safety and health requirements, including training, in the private sector (private businesses and nonprofit organizations). Georgia has adopted hazard communication training requirements for public sector workplaces that are more detailed than federal requirements. See the TABLE for the safety training requirements.

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See the national analysis TRAINING for information on the federal requirements.

OSHA administers and enforces private sector workplace safety and health rules in Georgia. The Georgia Department of Labor (DOL) administers and enforces workplace safety and health requirements, including training, in the public sector.

State Requirements
Topic Training Refresher Training
Hazard CommunicationRules and Regulations of the State of Georgia (GRR) 300-3-19-.03 All public employees must receive DOL-approved training on hazardous chemicals in their workplace at the time of initial assignment to the work area. Minimum training:• The requirements of the state Act• Location of hazardous chemicals in the workplace• Location and content of the hazardous chemical protection communication program• Safety data sheets• The hazardous chemical labeling system• The control systems used—including personal protective equipment (PPE), ventilation systems, and work practices• Methods of detecting an employee’s exposure, such as air sampling, biological monitoring, visual detection, odor identification, warning properties of the hazardous chemicals used, and other standard industrial hygiene techniques• ...

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