What Kind Of Training Is Required?

The training your employees need is based on a few different factors. All businesses are required to follow OSHA requirements for their employees. OSHA will require a few training topics for all businesses, such as Access to Medical Records, Bloodborne Pathogens, and Hazard Communication. In addition to these required trainings, OSHA will also require employees to be trained in the hazards of the work they are performing or the hazards present in their working environment. This means that, for instance, all employees who work in or around trenches will need Excavation & Trenching training.

In addition to OSHA training, those companies working on mine sites are required to undergo MSHA training. This is typically a 24 hour initial training, with an 8 hour annual refresher.

Many companies work for clients who require ISNetworld, PEC Premier, PICS, BROWZ, or other database systems. If this is the case, the client may require additional training beyond what OSHA or MSHA require.

The training requirements for employees are all going to be job specific as well. For example, a company that works in the oil field will likely need H2S training, either an OSHA 10 or Safeland card, and a whole slew of other training, while the office workers for the same company would be exempt from most of those requirements because they are not around the hazards and do not go on the client’s property to require client specific training.

The following links explain what training is required and when it is required for the different industries:

General Industry




Federal Employee Program

CS Consulting can provide as much or as little help as you need for figuring out your training requirements. From answering a quick training question up to creating & managing employee specific training programs, we are happy to be of assistance. If you need help, call us at 307-462-0031 or use the “CONTACT US TODAY!” feature on the side of this page.


*Unless specific citations are shown, all answers are based on interpretations provided by authorized officials. As such, all information is deemed reliable, but not guaranteed.