OSH Act – Section 12 – The Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission

The Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission The mission of the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission is to provide fair and timely adjudication of workplace safety and health disputes between the Department of Labor and employers. In doing this, the Commission plays a vital role in encouraging safe and healthy workplaces for American workers.… Continue reading OSH Act – Section 12 – The Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission

OSH Act – Section 10 & 11 – Procedure of Enforcement & Judicial Review

Section 10 – Procedure of Enforcement After OSHA has conducted an inspection, if the establishment is going to be issued a penalty, it must be done within 6 months of the inspection and be sent via certified mail. Once the citations are received, the employer has 15 working days to contest the citation and/or proposed… Continue reading OSH Act – Section 10 & 11 – Procedure of Enforcement & Judicial Review

OSH Act – Section 8 & 9 – Inspections, Investigations, Recordkeeping & Citations

Section 8 – Inspections, Investigations, and Recordkeeping In Section 8 of the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act) it spells out exactly how and inspection and investigation will be conducted. The very first thing that the OSH Act states is that “upon presenting appropriate credentials to the owner, operator, or agent in charge, is… Continue reading OSH Act – Section 8 & 9 – Inspections, Investigations, Recordkeeping & Citations

OSH Act – Section 6 & 7 – Standards & Advisory Committee

Section 6 – Occupational Safety & Health Standards Most people know that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) adopts standards for Construction, but they also adopt standards for General Industry (sites after construction), Agricultural (farming), and Maritime (Ships). Some of the standards that OSHA adopts are: Trenching & excavation Confined spaces Chemical exposure Machine… Continue reading OSH Act – Section 6 & 7 – Standards & Advisory Committee

OSH Act – Section 2 – Congressional Findings and Purpose

As Section 2 of the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act) states, Congress identified the need and importance of protecting the workforce of American is of critical importance to our country’s success and the wellbeing of its citizens. The OSH Act continues by declaring the purpose and policy and includes: the efforts of employers… Continue reading OSH Act – Section 2 – Congressional Findings and Purpose

Why Did We Need the OSH Act?

The OSH Act – Section 1: The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, often referred to as the OSH Act (not OSHA Act) was signed into law on December 29, 1970, and established the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) as the regulatory agency in charge of protecting the workforce of America (OSHA, 1970).… Continue reading Why Did We Need the OSH Act?