OSH 3525

Description

A comprehensive study of the Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Act and the authority of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Review of employer’s legal responsibilities and proactive measures to ensure compliance with OSHA's General Duty Clause.

Objectives

  1. Practice work related functions that are within the legal framework for assuring safe and healthful workplaces in the U.S.
  2. Describe and participate in the rulemaking, enforcement, and adjudication in the occupational health and safety regulatory system.
  3. Illustrate the relationship of the Occupational Safety and Health Act with other Employment Laws.
  4. Discuss the duty to comply, the general duty clause, and employee and employer rights associated with each.
  5. Recognize specific employee rights associated with refusal to work and whistleblower protection.
  6. Describe the need for self-audits and inspections and discuss the ramifications of each.
  7. Identify how an employer can contest a citation and a penalty associated with an OSHA finding.
  8. Discuss the enforcement of criminal violations and the judicial review process of said violations.
  9. Appraise and explain the need for imminent danger inspections.

PreRequisites

None

Textbook(s)

None

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