Tennessee Training laws & safety compliance analysis

Tennessee Training : What you need to know

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Tennessee is a “state plan” state; that is, it has a federally approved occupational safety and health regulatory program. The state has adopted the federal workplace safety and health training rules, with additional hazard communication requirements for annual training, workplace chemical lists (WCLs), and the training of functionally illiterate employees that are stricter than federal requirements. See the TABLE for state-specific safety training requirements.

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For information on the federal training requirements, see the national analysis TRAINING.

The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development administers and enforces workplace safety and health training requirements.

State Requirements
Topic Training Refresher Training
Hazard CommunicationRules and Regulations of the State of Tennessee 0800-01-09-.07 Dates of training sessions must be recorded.Effectiveness of training must be measured by adequacy of reasonable basic and simple verbal recall by the employee of information required by the training program.Functionally illiterate employees. Employers must ensure that employees who may be functionally illiterate, or who have problems reading and understanding English, are appropriately informed and trained.WCLs. Employees must be thoroughly trained in the use of WCLs and where to find them. Annually

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