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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.

Who Needs This Course?

This course is intended for all employees whose job safety is governed by the OSH Act.

What Will You Learn?

After taking this course, you will be able to:

  • Describe the Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Act.
  • Explain how the General Duty Clause affects employers.
  • Demonstrate how to reference the OSHA regulations using paragraph and section numbers.
  • Identify the different types of OSHA violations.
  • Explain how OSHA conducts inspections.
  • Explain the cost and benefits of providing a safe workplace.


OSHA — the General Duty Clause of the OSH Act and 29 CFR

Approximate Length

1 hour

Delivery Method


Course Features

  • Narration and easy navigation
  • Interactive lessons
  • Supplementary material
  • Links to regulations
  • Real-world scenarios
  • Objective-based exams