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Title: OSHA


1
OSHA
  • OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION

2
Purpose of OSHA
  • Establish standards for safety in the workplace
  • Enforce the standards

3
Employer Responsibility
  • Furnish a place of employment which is
    free from hazards
  • Comply with OSHA standards
  • Keep records

4
EmployeeResponsibility
  • Comply with OSHA standards, rules, and
    regulations
  • No person may be fired or treated with
    discrimination for filing a complaint

5
Inspections, Investigations, and
Reporting-should take place at reasonable
times-may require attendanceand testimony of
witnesses under oath
6
Inspections, Investigations, and Reporting
-investigate records-any employee that knows
or believes a violation of a safety or health
standard exists may request an inspection
7
Citations
  • If a violation of a standard is made, a citation
    will be issued.
  • Citations should
  • Be written
  • Describe the nature of the violation

8
Procedures for Enforcement
  • Notification by certified mail of penalty
  • Employer has 15 days to notify that he wishes to
    contest the citation/penalty
  • Reasonable amount of time will be allowed for
    compliance
  • If compliance is not made by a set date, another
    penalty/citation may be issued

9
Judicial Review
  • Hearing held to review the citation/penalty

10
State Jurisdiction and State Plans
  • States are allowed to assume responsibility for
    development and enforcement of OSHA standards
    after complying with steps taken under the
    Federal Department of Labor

11
Federal Agency and State Programs and
Responsibilities
  • The head of each Federal Agency has the
    responsibility to establish and maintain an
    effective and comprehensive occupational safety
    and health program.
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