Want to teach your employees the ins and outs of OSHA when it comes to your Company’s workplace safety program? This “Introduction to OSHA” training course will help teach your employees all about OSHA – their history, why they exist, the rights required for both employees and employers, and much more.
This Intro to OSHA Training Course Will Cover the Following:
- What is OSHA and what does it stand for? (Occupational Safety and Health Administration)
- What industries does the OSH Act cover? (manufacturing, construction, medicine, agriculture, and many others)
- What is OSHA’s mission? (to save lives, prevent injuries, and protect the health of America’s workforce)
- How does OSHA carry out it’s mission to reduce injuries and accidents in the workplace? (they develop safety standards, perform worksite inspections, track workplace injuries and illnesses, provide training programs, and more)
- What rights does the OSH Act provide to employees? (the right to a safe workplace, the right to complain about a hazard on the worksite, the right to be trained on safety and health hazards, the right to information about workplace injuries, the right to participate in an OSHA inspection, and several more)
- Are employers required to have a written HAZCOM program? (Yes, they are and it must include information on employee training, Safety Data Sheets, container labeling, a list of the hazardous chemicals on the job site, and more)
- What is OSHA’s “Recordkeeping Rule”, which employers does it apply to, and what is required to be kept track of?
- Does OSHA have the right to inspect your workplace to determine if any hazardous conditions exist? (Yes, they do)
- What is the “General Duty Clause” and why is it important?
Additional Topics in the Intro to OSHA Training Video Include:
- What are “engineering” and “administrative” controls, how do they differ, and why are they important?
- When must an employer have a “Personal Protective Equipment Program”?
- What are the reporting requirements for OSHA? (report to OSHA any workplace fatality within 8 hours, report any injury that requires hospitalization within 24 hours to OSHA, report any amputation or enucleation (loss of an eye) to OSHA within 24 hours)
- When must employers post their “Annual Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses” for employees to see? (This always needs to be posted for employees to see from February 1st through April 30th each year)
- If an employee requests injury and illness logs, does the employer need to provide them? (Yes, OSHA requires that an employer provide the logs to an employee who requests them)
- How is “retaliation” defined by OSHA? (As in mistreatment of an employee who is complaining about unsafe work conditions)
- Are employers required by OSHA to post a copy of any citation received by OSHA? (Yes, they are)
How do OSHA Inspections Work, Why Are They Important, and What Are Your Rights?
- Who conducts OSHA inspections? (OSHA Compliance Safety and Health Officers or CSHO’s)
- What are the priorities of OSHA inspections? (situations involving “imminent danger”, situations where “fatalities or catastrophes” might occur, where they have been “complaints or referrals”, and “programmed” inspections)
- What are the four major stages of an OSHA inspection?
- The presenting of credentials by the OSHA inspector
- The “opening conference” outlining the purpose and scope of the inspection
- The “walkaround” where the inspector examines the workplace, machinery, conditions, hazards, etc
- The “closing conference” where the results of the inspection are shared with the employer
- What occurs during the “opening conference” of an OSHA inspection?
- The OSHA inspector will explain why that particular facility was targeted for an inspection
- The OSHA inspector will gather copies of all hazard assessments and learn more about the business
- The inspector will explain the scope of the inspection as well as outline any procedures that will be followed
- What is an OSHA citation?
- What type of “penalties” can an OSHA inspector give out?
- What are the different categories of OSHA violations?:
- Willful – this is the worst kind, it basically means the employer was knowingly in violation of a safety Standard
- Repeated – this isn’t the first time the violation has occurred
- Serious – the violation is a grave danger to employees
- Other than Serious – a step below “Serious” but still a violation
- De Minimis – Not significant but still should be addressed
- Do employees and employers have the right to dispute an OSHA citation? (Yes, they do)
- What is the time period for an employer to dispute an OSHA citation? (Must be disputed in writing, within 15 days)
- and much more…
Teaching your employees and educating your management staff about OSHA is really an important part of any safety training program. Knowing how to protect yourself during an OSHA inspection is also vital to your business. This training will help educate your staff on all aspects of OSHA from their history, to inspections, to OSHA requirements. Available as an English or Spanish speaking DVD or USB stick, this training is 21 minutes in length.