Monday, October 16, 2017

Introduction to OSHA (Construction)

Overview :

Buy Button OSHA was created in 1971, and since that time, workplace fatalities have been cut in half and occupational injury and illness rates have declined 40 percent. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) exists as a federal agency in the Department of Labor. OSHA administers the federal safety and health laws that require employers to provide a safe and healthy workplace for their employees.

The OSHA regulations include an entire Part covering the construction industry - 29 CFR 1926. In this course we take a look at the OSH Act which created OSHA, OSHA's role in making workplaces safer, and OSHA's general requirements for construction workplaces.

Learning Outcomes

After taking this course, you will be able to:

  • Recognize the role OSHA and the OSH Act has played and continues to play in increasing workplace safety

  • Recognize how the General Duty Clause and consensus standards affect employers

  • Identify the volume, part, subparts, and paragraphs that provide the OSHA regulations for construction and list the types of citations and fines associated with violating those rules

  • List the activities of an inspector, the rights of an employer, and the rights of an employee - including whistleblower protection - before, during, and after an OSHA inspection

  • Recognize the general safety and health provisions, including the role of the competent person, and the recordkeeping requirements for workplaces that fall under OSHA's Construction regulations.

Audience

This course is intended for all construction employees.

Regulations

OSHA - the General Duty Clause of the OSH Act and 29 CFR 1926 Subpart C - General Safety and Health Provisions

Approximate Length

2 hours

IACET Continuing Education Units

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0.2 CEU(s)

Delivery Method

Online


Features

This course has these features and more:

  • Multimedia
  • Narration
  • Interactivity
  • Easy navigation
  • Supplementary material
  • Links to regulations
  • Real-world scenarios
  • Objective-based exams
  • Continuing Education Credits.

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