Kansas Training laws & safety compliance analysis

Kansas Training : What you need to know

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Kansas has adopted training requirements that are stricter than federal requirements for asbestos abatement supervisors. See the TABLE for state-specific training requirements.

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The federal U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (OSH Act) governs workplace safety and health, including training requirements, in private sector workplaces. There are no state-specific workplace safety and health training rules for public sector workplaces.

See the national section TRAINING for information on the federal training requirements.

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) administers and enforces asbestos training requirements. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) administers and enforces occupational safety and health rules, including training requirements.

State Requirements
TABLE: TRAINING REQUIREMENTS
Topic Training Refresher Training
Asbestos—Abatement supervisorsKAR 28-50-5 and KAR 28-50-6 Anyone seeking certification as a Class I or Class II asbestos worker in Kansas must successfully complete a KDHE-approved training courseClass I asbestos worker training requirements are the same as federal requirements. Training for Class II asbestos workers (supervisors) includes the federal asbestos supervisor requirements and the following additional requirements:• Kansas and federal requirements for work procedures when performing asbestos-removal or asbestos-encapsulation projects,• Hazard assessment for asbestos-containing building materials before undertaking abatement actions, and• EPA air sampling requirements after abatement activities in schools. Annual refresher training is required for certification renewal.

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