The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is a government agency that oversees standards in the workplace to assure, as the name implies, the safety and health of workers all across America. Under the OSH Act, employers have the responsibility to provide a safe workplace and employees have the right to working conditions that do not pose a risk of serious harm. Under these conditions, employers must inform workers about present hazards, provide safety training, provide PPE, and adhere to all OSHA standards. Whether it’s in a general manufacturing workplace or a construction site, it is important to understand the standards and regulations put in place for the industry. OSHA often conducts inspections and if your facility isn’t in compliance, you could face some hefty fines.
In this Q&A section we explore the different requirements set forth by OSHA and how they help you and your employees stay safe while performing normal routines at work. Some of the topics that we will go over in depth include:
- OSHA compliance: Compliance with OSHA regulations is a staple within the safety industry due to the fact that any company can incur hefty fines if they are ignoring basic safety standards needed to ensure worker safety.
- Required records: There are all kinds of records and documents that a business needs on hand in case of emergency as well as for basic record keeping. They are especially needed during OSHA inspections for the inspector to confirm that they are following protocol.
- Common OSHA regulations: Here we will explore the types of regulations that you may see in action within any business that you come across. These are anything ranging from compliant visual communication to the correct handling of hazardous materials.
OSHA Questions and Answers
- Are OSHA inspections random?
- Are OSHA regulations considered the law?
- Can OSHA eliminate hazards in the workplace?
- How are OSHA cards obtained?
- How are violations reported to OSHA?
- How does OSHA affect a business?
- How does OSHA conduct inspections?
- How does OSHA work?
- What OSHA posters are required?
- What OSHA training is required?
- What agency of government is OSHA in?
- What are OSHA's requirements when it comes to PPE?
- What are the OSHA Worker Rights and Protections?
- What does CFR stand for?
- What does HAZWOPER stand for?
- What does OSHA stand for?
- What does it mean to be OSHA compliant?
- What happens if you violate an OSHA standard?
- What is HAZWOPER?
- What is OSHA 10?
- What is OSHA's General Duty Clause?
- What is TRIR?
- What is an OSHA card?
- What is the NIST Certification?
- What is the relationship between CDC and OSHA?
- What records does OSHA require an employer to have on hand?
- What types of businesses need to be OSHA compliant?
- When was OSHA developed?
- Who is OSHA meant to protect?
- Why is OSHA such an important association?
- Why is OSHA training important?