The purpose of the Qualified Worker Series is to provide Guidance to Good Practices for Training and Qualification of Maintenance Personnel. (see the Qualified Electrical Worker syllabus PDF for information concerning this course.)
Our purpose is to provide information that can be used to verify the adequacy of and/or modify existing maintenance training programs, or to develop new training programs.
Training should reflect applicable standards and technical expertise to apply standards. Employers should not feel obligated to adopt all parts of this guide. Rather, they can use the information contained in this guide to develop programs that are applicable to their facility.
Qualified Persons must be trained in respect to job task they will be performing. Employers are admonished by OSHA to make sure training is germane to work being performed. For example those working in highly concentrated chemical environments will have hazards to control that those not working in chemical environments will encounter.