HIPAA OSHA Training: What Other Regulations Require HIPAA OSHA Training?
OSHA standards also require HIPAA OHSA, or OSHA HIPAA, training. OSHA training may be conducted in a manner that is practical for the employer and that effectively conveys an understanding of the training information. OSHA training online is a common method employers use to conduct their training.
There is no one specific OSHA training requirement, as there is for the HIPAA Security Rule and the HIPAA Privacy Rule. Instead, OSHA training requirements are incorporated into individual Safety Standards. A standard regulates a given workplace hazard. For example, there is a Bloodborne Pathogens Standard, a Hazard Communication Standard, a Respiratory Protection Standard, and a Fire Prevention Plan Standard, to name just a few.
Training requirements are embedded in training programs. Different standards contain different training programs. For example, the Lead Safety Standard Employee Information and Training Program requires that each employer who has a workplace in which there is a potential exposure to airborne lead, must train employees. Employers must provide initial training prior to the time of initial job assignment. The training program must be repeated at least annually for each employee.
Other standards contain training requirements with different criteria. For example, the Respiratory Protection Standard requires employers to provide effective training to employees who are required to use respirators. The training, the standard notes, must be comprehensive, understandable, and recur annually, and more often if necessary. The Hazard Communication Standard training requirement obligates employers to provide employees with effective information and training on hazardous chemicals in their work area at the time of their initial assignment, and whenever a new chemical haz