The employer shall develop and implement safe work practices to provide for the
control of hazards during operations such as lockout/tagout; confined space entry;
opening process equipment or piping; and control over entrance into a facility by
maintenance, contractor, laboratory, or other support personnel. These safe work
practices shall apply to employees and contractor employees.
(1) Initial training.
Each employee presently involved in operating a process, and each
employee before being involved in operating a newly assigned process,
shall be trained in an overview of the process and in the operating
procedures as specified in paragraph (f) of this section. The training shall
include emphasis on the specific safety and health hazards, emergency
operations including shutdown, and safe work practices applicable to the
employee's job tasks.
In lieu of initial training for those employees already involved in operating
a process , an employer may certify in writing that the employee has the
required knowledge, skills, and abilities to safely carry out the duties and
responsibilities as specified in the operating procedures.
Refresher training. Refresher training shall be provided at least every three years,
and more often if necessary, to each employee involved in operating a process to
assure that the employee understands and adheres to the current operating
procedures of the process. The employer, in consultation with the employees
involved in operating the process, shall determine the appropriate frequency of
Training documentation. The employer shall ascertain that each employee
involved in operating a process has received and understood the training required
by this paragraph. The employer shall prepare a record which contains the
identity of the employee, the date of training, and the means used to verify that
the employee understood the training.
Application. This paragraph applies to contractors performing maintenance or
repair, turnaround, major renovation, or specialty work on or adjacent to a
covered process. It does not apply to contractors providing incidental services
which do not influence process safety, such as janitorial work, food and drink
services, laundry, delivery or other supply services.