Unanswered | Answered

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

Parent Category: US Government
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is part of the United States Department of Labor. They are the main federal agency charged with the enforcement of safety and health legislation.
Since OSHA does not certify workers, the answer is nowhere.
There are no real concerns in the use of cameras in a business. The only area this could apply to is in the disposal of used and old batteries, unless you are engaged in the chemical type of photography and development.Another remote possibility is in the use of flash photography. I was in the...
All states in the United States are covered by OSHA. Some of them are permitted to operate their own State OSHA program, but they are still subject to OSHA.The following states have OSHA approved State Plans, as listed by OSHA in Feb 2010...
Federal OSHA is an agency in the US Department of Labor that is responsible for issuing workplace safety and health standards, and for inspecting covered workplaces to confirm compliance. Federal OSHA regulations apply to private sector employers of employees, and by Executive Order to some agencies...
OSHA is good for making sure that employees are aware of the  dangers and health hazards they are exposed to on the job. OSHA has  strict policies that must be adhered to by the employers.
The abbreviations OSHA stand for Occupational Safety and Health  Administration. OSHA is responsible for making conditions in the  place of your employment safe.
OSHA established an outreach training program to provide training for workers and employers on the recognition, avoidance, abatement, and prevention of safety and health hazards in workplaces. This program has 10-hour or 30-hour classes, which are referred to as "OSHA 10" and "OSHA 30". The 10-hour...
the safety policy to maintain a safe and injury/free working enviorment
The purpose of this Health and Safety Plan (HASP) is to assign  responsibilities, establish personnel protections standards,  specify safe operating procedures, and to provide for contingencies  that may arise.
It happened in the workplace, resulted in an injury requiring more than first aid, and happened in the course of doing work for the employer. There are a number of exceptions and inclusions that require each incident to be carefully reviewed on its own to determine if it is OSHA Recordable.
Federal OSHA has complete jurisdiction in Georgia, there is not Georgia State Plan.
There are many online training website that offers an affordable price on OSHA 30 hour Course but not a cheaper on what we expected. They give only a discounted price for the course that you want to take as part of their promotional strategy. Sometimes the give a bundled courses that much more...
OSHA was established by the US Congress in 1970 in the Occupational Safety and Health Act, passed that year.
OSHA deals only with the employee and employer, not with recreation. In addition, while the Army is required to meet or better the OSHA standards, the army is not directly subject to OSHA.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration protects the  rights of workers, especially in regards to safety at work.   (regulations on work place safety)
Employees of the federal government are exempt from OSHA coverage under the OSHAct. However, by Presidential Order they are required to have Occupational Safety and Health Programs with requirements at least as stringent as those of OSHA.
OSHA 1970 is the Williams-Steiger Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970. This act of the US Congress established the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), and the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission ...
1) Barrier Protection - PPE (gloves, goggles, face mask, barrier gown, etc) 2) Environmental Protection - warning lables, minimized splashing, bandages for open skin, etc) 3) Housekeeping controls - decontaminate work surfaces, close sharps containers, etc 4) Hepatitis B Vaccination - must be...
An OSHA 10-hour course card does not need to be renewed. ---------------------------------------------------------Having an updated OSHA 10 certification card can definitely help the holder get the best jobs available in town. A lot of companies and organization are giving priority to applicants or...
40,000 investigating officers. (2012)
yes it is http://www.osha.gov/international/index.html
It is only an OSHA Recordable if it hurts further at work because of work activity and it requires medical attention beyond first aid or it meets the definition of an occupational illness. The criteria are complex. You should consult a specialist in this area.
The law (OSH Act) applies to employers and their employees. The exception is asbestos, where it also regulates property owners. It will not apply to you working on your own property.
1. Main purpose of Hazard Comm Program for On-Site Proc Lab is to: communicate info on potential hazards of photo-processing chems 2. The health and safety of all employees in the On-Site Proc Lab are to be protected at all times: True 3. A list of all photoprocessing chems used in te lab can be...
OSHA regulations do not specify the use of any particular type of show to be worn in a clinical or hospital setting. The OSHA Standard on footwear says, in part:OCCUPATIONAL FOOT PROTECTION: 29 CFR 1910.136 The employer shall ensure that each affected employee uses protective footwear when working...
The OSHA 10 hour Outreach Course must be taught by, or under the supervision of a person that has graduated from the OSHA 500 or 501 Outreach Instructor's Course, depending on whether the 10 hr is Construction (1926) or General Industry (1910). As a certified instructor, I might have a non...
This is the Occupational safety & Health standard that addresses how an employer will communicate to workers what substances they work with that are safety/ health hazards- what it can do to you, fire fighting methods, first aid measures, protective equipment required, who made it, and transport...
Occupational Safety & Health Administration (US)
Physical hazards in the workplace include: fallingbeing caught in a pinch pointengulfmentcutsheat exposureradiation exposurecold exposureIf we look at PPE, some physical hazard they protect.. Categories of personal protective equipment include: foot protection head and face protection eye...
OSHA standards apply to all US Army operations except direct combat, not just to garrison operations.
OSHA does nothing for the environment. Its purpose is for workpalce health and safety. EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) is the regulatory body for environment.
No, OSHA is a US federal agency and has authority only in the US and is possessions and dependencies. It has no authority in Pakistan or any other country, but many countries have a Ministry or agency that performs similar functions to what OSHA does in the US.
MOST workplaces that employe employees (people work for pay) in the US must comply with OSHA standards. Certain employers are exempt- very small businesses, government agencies, such as the Army and Navy, and employers that are regulated by other agencies (such as MSHA, Nuclear Regulatory Commission...
OSHA- the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, is a Federal agency. However, 26 states operate their OWN Safety & Health programs. In Virginia it is VOSH, in Washington State it is WISHA, and in Michigan, MIOSH. Do not confuse this with MSHA- the Mine Safety and Health Administration....
No, OSHA does not require a lunch room that has air conditioning,  condensers, or heat ex-changers. The only thing OSHA regulates is  that employees must have a set amount breaks depending on how many  hours they are working per day.
  Sometimes!!!   In the "OSHA Forms for Recording Work-related Injuries and Illnesses" last updated in 2004, it states that a recordable is any injury that is considered medical treatment beyond first aid. In the "What is first aid?" section it states that ,in bullet point 9 using an eye...
The final authority pertaining to building codes is the engineer who designed your project as he has liability for his design. Therefore, his authority exceeds that of city or county inspectors.
OSHA is necessary because, without regulations, workplaces might  put their employees in unsafe conditions. OSHA makes sure that  businesses are safe for employees and customers.
Beginning in 2005 federal agencies were required to maintain OSHA 300 logs and report the findings to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Maybe. An OSHA recordable injury is one that involves death, lost workdays, restricted workdays, and medical care that goes beyond first aid. If stepping on the nail meant you lost days from work, or your foot became infected and required medical care, it may be a recordable. If you went to the...
The OSHA recommended solution to use for disinfecting contaminated  or soiled equipment and surfaces is:
OSHA does not establish or require dress-codes. OSHA does require that each employer assess the hazards of the workplace and require the use of personal protective equipment suitable to the circumstances.
OSHA 1926, Subpart N- Cranes, Derricks, Elevators- does not appear to DIRECTLY address dunnage under outriggers. However- the standards DO require that a piece of equipment be operated as the maker instructed- and makers will recommend dunnage for almost all surfaces- to spread the ground load, and...
If workers are working in water in a warehouse, that may be an unsafe condition suitable for an OSHA citation, but whether it is depends on the details of the situation - what are people doing, working with, how long, is it routine conditions are unusual, etc., etc.
OSHA has many guidelines for a variety of different situations. It would be necessary to specify the particular workplace or hazard before a more useful answer can be provided but basically, it has been made to ensure the safety of the workers and the pedestrians who could get affected with certain...
A very broad question. In general, OSHA requires that business expend money to train and protect workers, and can fine them if they fail to do so. At the same time, complying with safety regulations can reduce the frequency of injuries, resulting in savings to the company. In a few extreme cases,...
OSHA is a US Federal Agency in the Department of Labor charged with regulating the minimum requirements for health and safety in the workplace. ASME is a professional engineering society that has no regulatory authority but gathers the expertise of engineering professionals to make recommendations,...
No consultant- from private industry nor a government employee, can truthfully make such a guarantee but they can increase the safety of the workers by noticing all of the hazards at work, by suggesting the necessary adjustments to avoid dangers, and by advising the company for more safety equipment...
OSHA sets and enforces occupational safety and health standards in the workplace, and also investigates whistle-blower complaints under a wide variety of laws administered by the Department of Labor. NIOSH, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, is a research institute charged...
OSHA does not recommend disinfectants.
OSHA must be notified within 8 hours of the employer learning of the fatality. There are exceptions for fatalities that involve a motor vehicle on public highway, etc. See the link at the bottom of the page for more information.
No- the OSH Act requires you to have a safety program. If your program calls for reviewing JSAs annually, then you should follow your program. However- it is a very good idea to do so- jobs change.
In general, you measure from the feet if the worker is standing. However, if using a fall arrest system, such as a body harness and lanyard, and the anchor point is below the spot of the body where the lanyard attaches to the work, you should ADD that distance to your fall calculation. Example- you...
You can find OSHA information at their website. See the "Related Links," below
occupation health and safety association
OSHA does not approve standards, although it may incorporate some by reference.
Construction activity is regulated by OSHA under 29CFR1926.
On December 29, 1970, President Richard M. Nixon signed The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, also known as the Williams-Steiger Act in honor of the two men who pressed so hard for its passage.
OSHA rules do not specifically address the clothing or equipment to be work when washing linens or performing more other job functions. The OSHA rules require that the employee assess the hazards of the workplace and provide personal protective equipment appropriate to the hazard, if the hazard...
OSHA was not enforced in the 1950s. OSHA was not created until 1971. During the 1950s, a few states (New York and Pennsylvania, for example) had their own more limited, but sometimes better focused, organizations for seeking improvements to workplace health and safety, but there was no US...
The OSHA regulation on the topic states that you as an employee have a right to review your medical records held by or for your employer. There are certain limitations but basically you or your designated representative have the right to see the records at any reasonable time. You do not, however,...
OSHA does not have original jurisdiction over the Army, but agreements between the Army and OSHA permit OSHA to provide some support to Army efforts.
The document AR 385-10 incorporates OSHA requirements into  the US Army Safety Program.
Giving a medication, dose or a treatment that "requires a prescription" makes an injury "recordable" under OSHA guidelines if the other circumstances of the event meet OSHA requirements for work-relatedness. As an example, a "prescription" for 200mg ibuprofen is not recordable unless you tell the...
A followup doctors visit may make an injury OSHA recordable, but whether it does depends on the specific circumstances. The determination should be made by someone familiar with the particular case as well as with the OSHA regulations for injury and illness recording.
OSHA is an organization ensuring safety for any users/workers. Basically, OSHA is using the princinples of ergonomics as their guidelines. The general rule of ergonomics is to have the workers be comfortable through appropriate measurements. As regards, the desk height required should be level with...
The definition of an accident reportable to the DOT is different from the definition of an accident recordable under OSHA. The same event may trigger both requirements or only one of the two. It depends on the specific circumstances.
The largest fine assessed by OSHA to date is against BP for failure to correct problems in a Texas refinery. The fines total $87,430,000. This is larger than the $21 million fine levied against BP earlier. Yes, that is 87 million, 430 thousand dollars.
States that have OSHA approved State Plans have six months after the adoption of a new federal OSHA standard to adopt an equivalent or more stringent standard of their own.
No. Compliance with OSHA is a minumum requirement and does not necessarily ensure a safe workplace but it improves safety and eliminates most hazards at work. By giving the company and the workers the right education about the hazards that are present at work, they improve in their day to day...
Federally funded construction projects fall under OSHA if the organization performing the work is subject to OSHA. If the work is performed, for example, by municipal employees in a state that does not have an OSHA approved Occupational Safety and health program, then the work does not fall under...
OSHA has no regulations specifically regarding pantyhose. However, OSHA requires employer to assess hazards in the workplace and to require that employees wear appropriate protective clothing. Pantyhose is made of synthetic materials and may be hazardous to wear in certain workplace situations.
No. OSHA is a U.S. regulatory agency and has no authority in other countries.The country of Trinidad and Tobago has its own laws and agencies to deal with occupational safety and health. The Occupational Safety and Health Division of the Ministry of Labour performs inspection and enforcement...
Yes, you have a right to file a complaint with OSHA regarding unsafe or unhealthful conditions in the workplace that are not being addressed by your employer. But keep in mind that this may be regarded as whistle-blowing if you don't inform the company first (and give it an opportunity to correct...
If the bite requires medical treatment beyond First Aid, and if the employee was bitten while in the parking lot for a work-related purpose other than going home or going to work, the bit may be OSHA recordable. Most insect bites are not.
OSHA is part of the government. It is the Occupational Safety and Health Administration of the Department of Labor. It's staff are government employees and its activities are government activities. So, yes OSHA is funded by the government.
Upon receiving Star recognition VPP Star sites are revisited by OSHA every 3-5years
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration, or OSHA,  oversees working conditions in America and makes sure they meet the  requirements for safety. Their role is to protect the health and  safety of workers.
Chiropractic adjustment is OSHA Recordable if it used as the result of a workplace accident or injury.
The OSHA 300 Log is the "Log of work-related injuries and illnesses". This is the form that an employer would use to record all the employee injuries/illnesses as they occurred throughout a year. The nature of the injury/illness is also recorded. There is also an OSHA 300A and an OSHA 301 form. ...
Exposure to the elements seems the most common reason I've found in  my research of what causes personal flotation devices to wear out.
The Federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration has no authority over State and municipal workplaces, workplaces on the high seas covered by the Coast Guard, or self-employed persons. A lot of self employed person involved in things like construction etc, however are considering taking up...
OSHA does not approve equipment or tools of any sort.
OSHA requirements regarding job descriptions involve the safety and  well being of the individual performing the job as well as those  they will be in contact with through their services. Often the  requirements put in place by OSHA involve safety equipment that is  needed, special...
Yes the antidote for bee stings is required in many health kits.  Since some employees can come in contact with bees at work, bee  stings are OSHA recordable.
Yes. Any work related injury that requires more than First Aid treatment is an OSHA recordable injury.
Prepare for shutdown. This includes notifying team members who will be affected by the procedure. On the line, we usually notify the supervisor and they in turn will notify others that need to know.Shut down the machine. This may involve reviewing the procedure to make sure that it is done correctly...