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C536
OSHA Required Training Emergency Response

H. Wayne Harper, PE

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) was created by the United States Congress in 1971 as a federal agency in the Department of Labor. OSHA's mission is to assure the safety and health of America's workers by setting and enforcing standards; providing training, outreach, and education; establishing partnerships; and encouraging continual improvement in workplace safety and health.

As we are aware, an emergency can occur in any workplace at any time. Employees potentially risk occupational exposures to fire, electricity, mechanical energy, and to hazardous substances including chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear materials during workplace emergencies. The appropriate response in a timely manner is critical to protect health and/or life of affected employees. To assist in the pre-emergency planning and to ensure correct emergency response, OSHA has developed an expansive array of regulatory standards covering a variety of work activities and processes in various industries. Affected industries include the following:

  • General Industry 29 CFR 1910
  • Shipyard Employment 29 CRF 1915
  • Marine Terminals 29 CFR 1917
  • Longshoring 29 CFR 1918
  • Construction 29 CFR 1926
  • Agriculture 29 CFR 1928


  • This course focuses on the necessary preparations and training requirements pursuant to various emergencies and their applicable responses.

    This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of the course materials.


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    NY PE & PLS: You must choose courses that are technical in nature or related to matters of laws and ethics contributing to the health and welfare of the public. NY Board does not accept courses related to office management, risk management, leadership, marketing, accounting, financial planning, real estate, and basic CAD. Specific course topics that are on the borderline and are not acceptable by the NY Board have been noted under the course description on our website.

    AIA Members: You must take the courses listed under the category "AIA/CES Registered Courses" if you want us to report your Learning Units (LUs) to AIA/CES. If you take courses not registered with AIA/CES, you need to report the earned Learning Units (not qualified for HSW credits) using Self Report Form provided by AIA/CES.

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