All funeral home employees, trade people and other
independent contractors working in or around the preparation room or directly
with bodies or the effects of the deceased must have this training. Owners are considered employees and must
complete annual training if their firm is incorporated.
If you have questions on who needs to receive annual
training, please call the NFDA OSHA support line at 1-800-633-2674.
Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires annual training for all “at risk” or
“potentially at risk” funeral home employees (secretaries & attendants),
managers, and owners. To assist our
members, WFDA will be offering OSHA Mandatory Staff Training in six locations throughout
This in-depth three hour program is designed to adequately
cover the required standards:
General Workplace Safety
Attendees will be provided with an up-to-date program
containing a general overview - including each standard along with facts and
explanations, sample programs, specific instructions on the use of personal
protective equipment and general work practice controls.
OSHA Training Presented By: Stephen R. Kemp, CFSP
Stephen is co-owner and director of Haley
Funeral Directors in Southfield,
Michigan. He is Past-President of the Michigan Funeral
Directors Association and serves as the association OSHA trainer and reference
person. He has recently formed The Kemp
Group, a consulting group specializing in funeral home compliance operational
issues and growth in emerging markets.
All participants will be
mailed a personalized certificate of training following completion of the
program. The certificate should be
placed in the appropriate employee personnel file and should be kept in the
event of a compliance inspection. This
will ensure compliance should an OSHA inspector pay a visit to your funeral