workplace safety consulting AUTHORIZED PERSON TRAINING
In particular, OSHA requires that certain employees be designated as “authorized persons” for specific tasks that involve potential hazards, such as operating machinery or working in confined spaces. These authorized persons are required to receive specialized training that covers the hazards associated with their job, as well as the necessary safety procedures to mitigate those hazards. By requiring authorized person training, OSHA aims to reduce the risk of workplace injuries and fatalities and promote a safer working environment for all employees.
OSHA defines an authorized person as: Authorized person means a person approved or assigned by the employer to perform a specific type of duty or duties or to be at a specific location or locations at the jobsite. 1926.32(e) Administration means the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.