Start Strong by Equipping Seasonal Staff With Necessary Training

April 25, 2024

Post by Troy Walsh, LMCIT loss control consultant

Two workers plant flowers in a garden.Spring is here, and soon it will be summer. That means our parks and pools will be opening — and seasonal staff will be starting their summer jobs! In many cities, many seasonal workers are a mix of people in their late teens/early 20s and retirees. No matter their age or experience level, all seasonal staff should undergo training to familiarize them with OSHA rules, city policies, and what they will be doing for day-to-day tasks.

Seasonal Staff Are Required to Complete OSHA Safety Training

For example, seasonal employees need A Workplace Accident and Injury Reduction (AWAIR) and Employee Right-to-Know training. Another example, if a seasonal employee will be operating mowers or weed-whips, personal protection equipment (PPE) & hearing protection training is required and must be documented. These are just a few examples, but as an employer you are responsible for determining what additional training seasonal employees may need.

LMCIT Can Help You Navigate Your Employee Training Needs

If you are hiring seasonal workers and are unsure what specific training is required, the League of Minnesota Cities Insurance Trust (LMCIT) loss control team is here to help navigate those questions. There are specific trainings required by OSHA and multiple options for completing them, including online learning through League-approved platforms such as NEOGOV and CoastalFlix.