The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires federal agencies to provide training for collateral duty safety and health personnel and all members of certified occupational safety and health committees commensurate with the scope of their assigned responsibilities. Since collateral assignments and committee appointments entail safety and health duties and responsibilities over and above their primary job responsibilities, it is critically important that these collateral duty employees and committee members receive adequate training to prepare them for their additional safety and health responsibilities.
OSHA developed OSHA 6005 – Collateral Duty Course for Other Federal Agencies (formerly OSHA 6000) to address the specific needs and requirements of collateral duty safety and health personnel and certified occupational safety and health committee members. This course provides federal agency collateral duty safety and health personnel the opportunity to learn basic safety and health hazard recognition. It features an introduction to the OSH Act, Executive Order 12196, and OSHA General Industry Standards as well as a field inspection of a government facility in order to provide hands on experience.
Following this training, participants should be able to effectively assist agency safety and health officers with inspection and abatement efforts.