Does competent person training automatically designate an individual qualified as such within OSHA’s regulatory umbrella?
Competent person training does not determine or bestow qualifications within OSHA’s regulatory umbrella. Designations and directives relating to it are issued by and at the company level to certain employees who the company officers and officials believe have sufficient training, knowledge and on-the-job experience to warrant such an appointment. OSHA does not mandate, approve, endorse, or create specific criteria that defines who qualifies as the designated individual. Read more.