Competent people

The term "competent person" is used in many OSHA standards and documents. An OSHA "Competent Person" is defined as "a person capable of identifying existing and predictable hazards in the surroundings or working conditions that are unhealthy, hazardous, or dangerous to employees, and who is authorized to take prompt corrective action to delete them. " [29 CFR 1926.32 (f)]. By way of training and / or experience, a competent person knows the applicable standards, is capable of identifying occupational hazards related to the specific operation, and has the authority to correct them. Some standards add additional specific requirements that the competent person must meet. Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, employers are responsible for providing safe and healthy workplaces for their employees. OSHA's role is to ensure these conditions for men and women working in the United States by setting and complying with standards, and by providing training, education, and assistance. Sign up today,