Introduction to OSHA (General Industry)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.
In addition to covering the history of the OSH Act, this course discusses the General Duty Clause, provides a framework for reading and understanding the regulations in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFRs). This walks a student through a typical OSHA inspection process, and provides information on the costs of violations and the benefits of OSHA compliance with the regulations.