Cal/OSHA has specific safety training requirements for many industries. As a general rule, safety training must be provided to all new employees, employees moving into new jobs, anytime a new process or piece of equipment is added or changed to a job site and for managers who are supervising workers. Here’s a resource if you want to learn more.
One key to success is that you ensure that employees that have not completed safety training for a specific piece of equipment or process do NOT involve themselves with that equipment or process. Just this one step will lower your risk of serious injury or worse.
Training should be included in your overall health and safety program, known as an Injury and Illness Prevention Program. Training courses vary from general, such as the expectation that employees will wear a hard hat and safety glasses whenever on the job site to more site-specific training courses for advanced personal protective equipment or unique hazards of a particular job site.