Texas Training laws & safety compliance analysis

Texas Training : What you need to know

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Texas does not have a federally approved occupational safety and health regulatory program; therefore, private sector employers are governed by the federal hazard communication requirements. Public sector employers in Texas must follow the state hazard communication requirements. For information on public sector occupational safety requirements, see the state analyses OSHA and HAZARD COMMUNICATION STANDARD. See the TABLE for the state-specific safety training requirements.

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

OSHA administers and enforces occupational safety and health training requirements for the private sector in Texas. The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) administers and enforces the state’s public sector workplace safety and health training, asbestos abatement certification, lead-based paint abatement certification, and public sector pest control requirements.

Safety Requirements
TABLE: SAFETY REQUIREMENTS
Topic Training Refresher Training
Hazard Communication25 Texas Administrative Code 295.7 Public sector employers must maintain records of each employee training session for chemical right to know. See the state section Recordkeeping for more information.    

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