Introduction to OSHA and the OSH Act (1 hr) Online

$20.00

The purpose of this one-hour course is to provide workers with introductory information about OSHA. The course is comprised of the following six lessons:

  • Why is OSHA important to you?
  • What rights do you have under OSHA?
  • What responsibilities does your employer have under OSHA?
  • What do the OSHA standards say?
  • How are OSHA inspections conducted?
  • Where can you go for help?

This course provides basic knowledge of OSHA’s history and mission, worker rights under OSHA, employer responsibilities under OSHA, OSHA standards, OSHA inspections, and safety and health resources, including how to file an OSHA complaint. This course will prove beneficial for those who are directly or indirectly involved with OSHA and the OSH Act.

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Description

The purpose of this one-hour course is to provide workers with introductory information about OSHA. The course is comprised of the following six lessons:

  • Why is OSHA important to you?
  • What rights do you have under OSHA?
  • What responsibilities does your employer have under OSHA?
  • What do the OSHA standards say?
  • How are OSHA inspections conducted?
  • Where can you go for help?

This course provides basic knowledge of OSHA’s history and mission, worker rights under OSHA, employer responsibilities under OSHA, OSHA standards, OSHA inspections, and safety and health resources, including how to file an OSHA complaint. This course will prove beneficial for those who are directly or indirectly involved with OSHA and the OSH Act.

Course Objectives

– Given OSHA historical events and current information, the student will be able to explain the importance of OSHA in providing a safe and healthful workplace to workers covered by OSHA.
– Locate OSHA Standards references applicable to specific hazardous conditions and practices (Introduction to OSHA Standards)
– Recognize the aspects of 1926 Subpart C (General Safety and Health Provisions)
– Implement preventative measures for accidents in their workplace (Subpart D – Occupational health and Environmental Controls)
– Describe types of personal protective equipment (PPE), and the requirements for use in OSHA standards (Subpart E – Personal Protective Equipment)
– Understand the requirements for fire protection in the workplace (Subpart F – Fire Protection and Prevention)
– Identify types of rigging equipment used to protect employees (Subpart H – Rigging; Subpart N – Cranes and Rigging)
– Identify the critical health and safety hazards of welding and cutting in the construction industry (Subpart J – Welding and Cutting)
– Implement measures for protecting workers and equipment from dangerous falls (Subpart M – Fall Protection)
– Recognize the hazards associated with working in or around excavation sites (Subpart P – Excavations)
– Understand the safety requirements necessary to protect workers around concrete and masonry jobs (Subpart Q – Concrete and Masonry)
– Identify the precautions and hazards to protect workers using explosives or blasting agents (Subpart T – Demolition)
– Protect workers who perform jobs on or around stairways or ladders at worksites (Subpart X – Stairways and Ladders)
– List and describe the hazards and prevalence of confined spaces
– Identify common electrical hazards and related OSHA standards (Subpart K – Electrical Standards)
– Understand the importance of scaffolding for workers in elevated workplaces (Subpart L – Scaffolding)
 

Topics Covered

– How to read Labels – The MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheet) and Worker Education- including Generic WHMIS and the Employers Duty to provide Workplace Specific Information in relation to the Hazardous Materials in the Workplace- Legislated Responsibilities for the Supplier, Employer, Supervisor and the Worker.- Workers Rights – Right to Know, Right to Participate and the Right to Refuse unsafe work- The Two Types of Labels – Workplace Label and a Supplier Label.- The Material Safety Data Sheets