OSH 3525: Legal Aspects of Safety and Health


Legal Aspects of Safety and Health contains a comprehensive study of the Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Act and the authority of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). This course includes a review of employers' legal responsibilities and proactive measures to ensure compliance with the OSH legal and regulatory framework in America.


  1. Assess Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) rulemaking, enforcement, and adjudication processes.
  2. Evaluate occupational safety and health regulations and laws.
  3. Evaluate OSHA’s approach to applying the General Duty Clause in enforcement actions.
  4. Assess employee rights related to workplace safety.
  5. Describe OSHA citation classifications and related penalties.
  6. Outline employer rights and responsibilities following an OSHA inspection.
  7. Examine affirmative defenses used to contest alleged violations.
  8. Explain enforcement and the judicial review process of criminal OSH violations.


  1. OSH 3001


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