Introduction to OSHA (Construction)Overview :
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.