OSHA Standard: 1926.20 – Accident Prevention Responsibilities
Occurrence/Frequency: FREQUENT and REGULAR inspections of the job site, materials, and equipment to be made by COMPETENT person.
Style of Program: Written program that is initiated and maintained.
Employer Responsibilities: This standard has several employer requirements for job site inspections:
Summary: This is the standard that is regularly cited under OSHA, mainly for failure to perform frequent and regular jobsite inspections. The core principle of this standard is training hazard identification, authorization, and qualification. This standard also brings up the topic of equipment training. Unlike the power industrial truck, earth moving equipment does not have a direct standard. However, this is the standard that OSHA uses to cite companies that do not properly train their employees. One way to verify if you employees have been trained is to use to STAC system to run reports on what current training your employees have.
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