What every Human Resource Professional and Business Manager should know about the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) regulation…what is required and how to comply!
We will break the regulations down to simple language in outline form…so you get just what you need to comply. We will make it simple to understand compliance.
You will leave this class with the tools you need to comply with the OSHA regulations in no time. A significant amount of time will be spent addressing the OSHA Recordkeeping requirements and answering all of your questions once and for all!
Employer Responsibilities and Rights under OSHA
Employers have certain responsibilities and rights under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970. The following provides a review of some of those obligations. We will discuss the OSH Act and the OSHA Standards and what the HR Professional’s responsibilities are under both.
You will learn how to:
Meet general duty responsibility to provide a workplace free from recognized hazards that are causing or are likely to cause death or serious physical harm to employees, and comply with standards, rules, and regulations issued under the Act.
Be familiar with mandatory OSHA standards and make copies available to employees for review upon requests.
Inform all employees about OSHA.
Examine workplace conditions to make sure they conform to applicable standard
Minimize or reduce hazards.
Make sure employees have and use safe tools and equipment (including appropriate personalprotective equipment) and that such equipment is properly maintained.
Use color codes, posters, labels, or signs when needed to warn employees of potential hazards.
Establish or update operating procedures and communicate them so that employees follow safety and health requirements.
Provide medical examinations when required by OSHA standards.
Provide training required by OSHA standards (e.g., hazard communication, lead, etc.).
Report (and what) to the nearest OSHA office
Keep OSHA-required records of work-related injuries and illnesses, and post a copy of the totals from the last page of OSHA No. 300
Post, at a prominent location within the workplace, the OSHA poster informing employees of their rights and responsibilities. (In states operating OSHA-approved job safety and health programs, the state’s equivalent poster may be required.)
And much more! Check out the complete agenda here.