Session 3 – Authorized, Competent or Qualified: The Employers Responsibility
On Wednesday, April 21, 2021 Bob McCurley, Safety Projects Trainer for Pigeon Mountain Industries, Inc. conducted Session 3 of the NATE UNITE 2021 Educational Series titled Authorized, Competent or Qualified: The Employers Responsibility.
This presentation helped employers and tower technicians to differentiate between the level of knowledge a worker might have and the level of responsibility bestowed upon that person by an employer.
OSHA regulations recognize different levels of responsibility that may be assigned to employees in the workplace. The terms “Authorized Person”, “Competent Person”, and “Qualified Person” are used to describe these varying levels of responsibility, each having a different set of expectations, training requirements, and authority levels. It is entirely possible – and even quite likely – for a person to be designated by their employer as an Authorized, Competent, or Qualified Person for one particular aspect of a job (such as fall protection, hazardous materials, or machinery operation), but not for other areas that pose different hazards or that require compliance with different regulations.
Bob McCurley • Safety Projects Trainer
Pigeon Mountain Industries, Inc.
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