Competent Person - August 2022

Fri, Aug 12, 2022 at 8:00AM

Jorge Castanon, Safety Consultant, FRSA Self Insurer's Fund

We all want to stay abreast of OSHA requirements that are related to the construction industry. While there are many, one that is often overlooked is the OSHA standard 1926.32(f) or the requirement that an employer assign a competent person to each job site to perform frequent and regular inspections.

What is a Competent Person?

The OSHA standard states that a competent person is “one who is capable of identifying existing and predictable hazards in the surroundings of working conditions which are unsanitary, hazardous or dangerous to employees, and who has authorization to take prompt corrective measures to eliminate them.” Read more.

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