New Employee Orientation

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Training Objective

This training will help you identify potential workplace hazards and provide you with information so you can avoid these environment and job-related hazards.


Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, employers are responsible for providing a safe and healthy work environment. No one should ever have to face an injury, illness, or risk to their life in order to do their job.

OSHA’s mission is to ensure the protection of workers/employees and prevent work-related injuries, illnesses, and deaths by setting and enforcing standards, and by providing training, outreach, education, and assistance. Many OSHA standards, which have prevented countless workplace tragedies, include explicit safety and health training requirements to ensure that employees have the required skills and knowledge to safely do their work. These requirements reflect OSHA’s belief that training is an essential part of every employer’s safety and health program for protecting employees from injuries and illnesses.

Research has also shown that those who are new on the job have a higher rate of injuries and illnesses than more experienced employees. In order to help with this, OSHA requires that all new employees be trained on specific requirements and standards that correspond to their work and work environment. Training in the safe way for employees to do their jobs well is an investment that will pay back over and over again in fewer injuries and illnesses, better morale, fewer unnecessary costs, safer work environment, and more.

General Information

It is important that employees and supervisors understand their responsibilities to maintaining a safe and healthy work environment. Here are some items that are important to know when starting a new job at a new facility.

Emergency Action Plan (EAP):

You should know your facility’s emergency alarms and collection points.

The inside collection point and the alarm.

The outside collection point and the alarm.

Hazard Communication Plan (HazCom):

You should know the location of your Safety Data Sheets or how to access them. If you have any questions regarding any chemical you work with, you have the right to ask your supervisor to review the Safety Data Sheet (SDS) for that product with you.

The Safety Data Sheets location.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE):

You should know the type of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) that is required. PPE does not eliminate the hazards, but instead, if used properly, attempts to protect you from them.

The PPE you are required to wear.

Lockout/Tagout – Affected Employee:

You should be knowledgeable on the Lockout/Tagout procedures and understand that you are NOT authorized to lockout machines. As an affected employee, you should understand that if you see a machine locked and/or tagged out, YOU DO NOT TOUCH THE LOCK AND/OR TAG AND YOU DO NOT ATTEMPT TO RUN/OPERATE THE MACHINE.

Accident Reporting:

You should IMMEDIATELY report any work related accidents/injuries or illnesses to your supervisor. You are also to cooperate with management to complete an incident investigation report to help determine the cause of the incident. This will help management determine the corrective action(s) needed to prevent the reoccurrence of the type of injury/illness incurred.

If an incident occurs that does not result in an accident/injury at the time, but could at a later date if the situation is not resolved, a near miss report must be completed with your supervisor.

Machines and Equipment:

You should understand that you are not allowed to operate any machines and/or equipment until you are properly trained and authorized, including Industrial Powered Trucks, Cranes, Hoists, etc.

Bloodborne Pathogens:

In the event of an accident or injury, you are to use Universal Precaution anytime you deal with or may be exposed to blood or other bodily fluids. You should understand that you are to wear the proper protection to help reduce the possibility of exposure. This includes, but is not limited to, gloves, a mask, and safety glasses. These can all be found in your bloodborne pathogen kit.

Your bloodborne pathogen kit location.

Health and Safety Manual:

You should understand that your Health and Safety Manual sums up the overall company philosophy towards Health and Safety in the workplace. You should also know that the manual is available to you for review.

Your Health and Safety Manual location.

OSHA Regulations

OSHA’s training requirements for General Industry can be found in Title 29, Code of Federal Regulations Part 1910. Many OSHA standards explicitly require the employer to train employees in the safety and health aspects of their jobs. OSHA’s “Training Requirements in OSHA Standards” publication ( provides an overview of particular training requirements for OSHA standards-related topics. Note that additional training requirements may appear in certain other standards (ANSI, NFPA, etc.) adopted by reference in Part 1910 and are therefore mandatory.

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