Last Call for OSHA Training
- Dan Boedigheimer
It’s been many years since I closed a bar and heard the “last call for alcohol” yell across the room. These days, I hear a similar chant from the beer vendor before the last out of the 7th inning. Well, here is Advanced Aircrew Academy’s last call for OSHA training before the December 1st mandate.
We have received many calls over the last few months from customers and potential clients wondering if the OSHA training REALLY applies to them and, if so, which employees need the training. That is a good question. NBAA commented the mandate would affect “thousands of flight department employees,” but did not detail which job positions within the flight department need it. Bob Conyers from Baldwin Aviation said “a new OSHA regulation requires training of all flight department personnel.”
The training fact sheet from OSHA did not provide guidance on who needs the training, although the document was not designed to define who needs the training.
We are recommending anyone whose job description has them fulfill duties in the hangar, receive packages potentially containing hazardous materials, or work on or around the aircraft complete the new training requirements. That makes it a “yes” for pilots, cabin attendants, and mechanics. It makes it a “maybe” for admininstrative personnel if they receive shipments or have duties in the hangar or aircraft as part of their job description.
In the song Closing Time by Semisonic, the lyrics include “You don’t have to go home, but you can’t stay here.” This is your last call for OSHA training. There is still time to sign up; this is your last opportunity to remain compliant with the OSHA training requirement. Check out our course description page for more information on Advanced Aircrew Academy's OSHA training.