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Chip Darius, OHST, CSHO, CET

President, Safety Priority Consultants

Chip Darius, president of Safety Priority, has been active in safety and emergency response since 1980 and has been providing specialized OSHA compliance consulting and training since 1991. He has served as
an instructor for the OSHA Training Institute Region 1 Education Center (New England) and as an adjunct faculty member at Keene State College since 2002. He also has served as authorized OSHA Outreach trainer for construction and general industry and as a trainer for Associated General Contractors of America. He is the vice president for the Connecticut Valley Chapter and an active member of the American Society of Safety Professionals. Darius also holds a Master’s degree in Communication Sciences from The University of Connecticut.

  • Safety Virtual

    • Session 13 – Safety Training: Measure Training Effectiveness: How to Comply with OSHA’s ‘Verify Competent Performance’ Requirements

      Run Time - 59:12

      It can be difficult to measure a change in workers’ performance after they have completed safety training. Many OSHA standards require employers to verify the effectiveness of their training by confirming that employees can demonstrate competent performance in the subject covered by the training. Verifying competent performance means a skilled trainer must observe or otherwise evaluate the trainee’s competence to perform physical tasks or apply knowledge learned in the training. OSHA 1910 and 1926 standards for forklifts, personal protective equipment, respiratory protection, slips and falls (i.e., walking and working surfaces), confined spaces, lockout/tagout, and others are among many rules that require verification of competent performance. Learn compliant practices and proactive ways to verify safety training effectiveness, assessing competence, and documenting your efforts in case OSHA comes knocking.