To acquaint employers with the basic requirements of OSHA and its safety and health standards. All private employers are covered by the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (OSHA). A single employee complaint to OSHA could send an inspector to your door. Penalties for violations can be substantial. This seminar will cover the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 and who is affected; basic recordkeeping requirements; an introduction to the safety and health standards, including those most often cited by OSHA; inspections; penalties; OSHA procedures when an employer has been issued a citation; and employer rights. Employers’ rights under OSHA will be discussed, as well as suggestions on how to prepare for and handle an OSHA inspection.
- OSHA: the act and the agency
- OSHA standards: how they are organized with discussion of the general duty clause and other safety cited standards
- Recordkeeping requirements
- The enforcement process including inspections
- Handling the OSHA inspection (a “how-to” discussion)
- Safety/health self-audits
Personnel involved in health and safety administration, including those managers responsible for dealing with an OSHA inspection