The Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act) of 1970 was passed by Congress "to assure so far as possible every working man and woman in the Nation safe and healthful working conditions and to preserve our human resources."
Under the OSH Act, OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) was established within the Department of Labor and was authorized to regulate health and safety conditions for all employers with few exceptions.
General Duty Clause
Each employer "shall provide . . . a place of employment which is free from recognized hazards that are causing, or are likely to cause, death or serious physical harm to employees." OSHA standards cover general industry, construction, maritime and some agricultural activities.
Recordkeeping & Maintenance of Recordkeeping Forms
Employers of 11 or more employees must maintain records of occupational injuries and illnesses. Recordkeeping forms must be maintained on a calendar year basis, and a summary of the records for the previous year must be posted from February through April. Records must be maintained for five years at the establishment and must be available for inspection by OSHA.
OSHA is authorized to conduct workplace inspections to enforce its standards. Nearly all inspections are conducted without any advance notice. Listed in their order of importance, as determined by OSHA:
1. Coming up Danger - Coming up danger situations are given top priority. An coming up danger is any condition where there is reasonable certainty that a danger exists that can be expected to cause death or serious physical harm immediately or before the danger can be eliminated through normal enforcement procedures.
2. Disastrous and Fatal Accidents - Second priority is given to the investigation of fatalities and disasters resulting in the hospitalization of three or more employees.
3. Employee Complaints - Each employee has the right to request an OSHA inspection when the employee feels that he or she is in imminent danger from a hazard, or when he or she feels that there is a violation of an OSHA standard that threatens physical harm.
|Course Title||Course Duration||Course Timing||Course Satus|
|OSHA Course||1 Month||Monday - Friday||
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