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
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
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
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
For many adults, sitting in a training classroom is something to be avoided at all costs. However, training is a necessary part of today’s workplace. Companies must provide training to their employees. To help the reluctant learner, trainers can use a …
OSH Act – The General Duties Clause Section 5 of the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act) is probably the most well-known part of the OSH Act. When the Occupational Health & Safety Administration (OSHA) does not have a specific standard or a necessary part of a standard to the site, they will use… Continue reading OSH Act – Section 5 – The General Duties Clause
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