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Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

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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.
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.
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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 characteristic traits…
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OSHA (the Occupational Safety and Health Administration) is a part of the US Department of Labor that establishes, issues, and enforces national workplace safety regulations. These are designed to make job areas and practices safer for US workers. OSHA was created by the Occupation Safety and Heal…
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An OSHA recordable is an injury, illness, or death that OSHA deems to be recordable under its recordkeeping regulations. The answer to your question is that giving a medication, dose or a treatment that "requires a prescription" makes an injury "recordable" under OSHA guidelines. Therefore a "presc…
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OSHA is an acronym that stands for Occupational Safety and Health Administration It's also filipino for "oh sh!t"
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where did osha come from?
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OSHA was established to create safer working environments with an emphasis on reducing and preventing work-related injuries, illnesses, and occupational fatality. OSHA sets and enforces standards in the US for workplace safety and health. OSHA also enforces "whistle blower" provisions of twenty (20…
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There are no OSHA dress codes for dental offices or other activities. OSHA does require that each employer assess the workplace and work assignments and require that employees use protective clothing and equipment appropriate to the hazard.In that regard, most dentists and dental staff should follow…
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To protect lives and collect fines and make money for the government and give people a job who can't seem to make a living on their own and need the government to protect them from the cruel world outside of government service. They also ensure that working environment such as construction sites, ha…
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The OSHA standard requires that fire extinguishers be accessible. They do not specify a particular space, but most locations use about 3 feet as minimum acceptable free space. Added: You will find that many times these matters are dictated by local or state fire codes. Contact your local fire depart…
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There are many regulations under the OSHA, Occupational Safety and Health Act. The act provides guidelines for employers for providing a safe and healthful workplace. You can find complete OSHA laws and regulations online.
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The Jungle by Upton Sinclair was published in 1906 and described the harrowing conditions of the meat-packing industry in the United States. After the book's publication, there were many laws passed and labor organizations formed to combat the conditions in the industry, culminating in the formation…
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Occupational Safety & Health Administration (US) Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 Occupational Safety and Health Association (Hong Kong) Oregon Speech and Hearing Association (Salem, OR) On-Site Hazard Analysis Operation & Support Hazard Analysis
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OSHA is an agency of the US Department of Labor that was created by The Occupational Safety and Health Act in December of 1970. OSHA was established to create safer working environments with an emphasis on reducing and preventing work-related injuries, illnesses, and occupational fatality. OSHA sets…
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Cal OSHA is the workplace safety and health regulatory agency of the State of California. It is one of the bodies that ensures the safety of all workers and employees in working environment such as construction sites.
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A private OSHA inspector can make around 70,000 dollars a year. They usually bill by the job or by the company that they work for.
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OSHA stands for Occupational Safety and Health Administration and is an agency of the United States Department of Labor. It was created in the early 1970s with the goal of preventing and minimizing work-related injuries, illnesses, and occupational fatality. As OSHA has issued and enforced standards…
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In 1970, the United States Congress passed the Williams-Steiger Occupational Safety and Health Act. As a result, OSHA was formed.29/12/1970
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You become an OSHA inspector by completing the Civil Service requirements for the job and being hired by OSHA. OSHA has its own training program for inspectors. Coming to the position with education in Occupational Safety and Health can improve your chances of being hired and also improve the grade …
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No, only if someone is injured due to the fire and meets the recordable requirements. Kinda Depends on WHAT was on fire, they have a hot line you cna call and get info from them anonymously 1-800-321-OSHA (6742) {Toll Free U.S.}
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It was created by Congress of the United States under the Occupational Safety and Health Act, signed by President Richard M. Nixon, on December 30, 1970.
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If an employer feels that they have been treated unfairly with a citation from OSHA, then they can try to have it appealed. You can do this by contacting OSHA with the information outlined on your citation.
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OSHA does not have the authority to impose penalties on individual employees, only on employers. Therefore, there are no OSHA OSHA penalties for operating machinery while under the influence. If you operate machinery while under the influence of drugs or alcohol and place yourself or others at risk …
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OSHA (Occupational Safety & Health Administration) is a federal government agency established in 1974. There are also 26 states that operate "state plans" for OSHA enforcement. These state agencies supersede the federal agency, but their regulations must be provide equal or greater employee prot…
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OSHA 4000 supports worker safety. It also improves visual communication in the work place and it makes use of pipe markers to attain this safety precautions.
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OSHA policy is that every employee is trained in the procedure of the OSHA handbook. OSHA stands for Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
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The main purpose for OSHA is to ensure that employers provide employees a place of employment free from recognized hazards. But OSHA also investigates whistle-blower complaints of discriminitation or retribution under some 20 different statutes, many not related to workplace safety.
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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.
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The abbreviations OSHA stand for Occupational Safety and Health Administration. OSHA is responsible for making conditions in the place of your employment safe.
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the safety policy to maintain a safe and injury/free working enviorment
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yes it is http://www.osha.gov/international/index.html
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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.
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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.
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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.
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OSHA sets the safe standards for work environments. The regulations change periodically. To know the requirements for loading docks, it is best to directly contact OSHA with any questions to ensure proper information is relayed.
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An OSHA Reportable is any fatality, injury, or illness that is:1. Work Related2. A New Caseand includes:DeathDays Away From WorkRestricted Work ActivityTransfer to Another JobMedical treatment beyond first aidLoss of consciousnessInjury or illness diagnosed by a doctorOne reason why OSHA exists is t…
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All businesses must meet federal OSHA standards and each state must have it's own OSHA standards or adopt the federal regulations for government organizations (fire, police, water plant, wastewater plant. The federal whistle blower program may apply in most states, since if someone dies on-site OSHA…
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They are a company that keeps the reports. They do not report to anyone. They have authority to shut down companies and mills. They are the governing body that ensures SAFETY in workplaces. They give out penalties for companies and organization not following their guidelines - people and companies g…
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Recordable injury is an illness under OSHA that requires medical treatment more than first aid. This can cause loss of consciousness, days that cannot go to work and even death.
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According to our Burroughs rep, a shox version will be available sometime next year.No - OSHA is not a approval body. OSHA created regulations and enforces them. Organizations such as ANSI (American National Standards Institute) creates standards, and approves items to those standards. As for an ANS…
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Finger splints (hard, soft, etc...) are on the list of OSHA's First Aid and so it is not recordable.
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it all depends on his experience and if he is doing inspections on construction or general industry also all depends where he is working at but my guess is from $30,000-$60,000 a year plus if they get bonus and benefits
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Stitches are medical treatment beyond first aid so getting stitches makes an event OSHA recordable if the injury was work related. If stitches are required to treat a cut, then the cut is OSHA recordable because the treatment is more than first aid. Always presuming that the cut was work-related, et…
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It doesn't matter whether you receive samples or pay for the medication, if it is prescription medication, and if the cause of your needing medication is work related, then it is likely recordable. The devil is in the details, so always consult a expert in these matters.
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Yes. Question 7-9 If an employee who sustains a work-related injury requiring days away from work is terminated for drug use based on the results of a post-accident drug test, how is the case recorded? May the employer stop the day count upon termination of the employee for drug use under section 1…
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If prescription medication is required as a result of the sting, then it is recordable. OSHA does have an exception for tetanus shots given as a precautionary meaure after a puncture, however, these are rerely given for insect bites or stings.
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Employers with 15 or fewer employees are not subject to random (general schedule) OSHA inspections. However, they can still be inspected if an employee files a complaint or there is a reportable event such as a workplace fatality.
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Fines collected by OSHA go to the US Treasury.
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OSHA has an Area Office in Corpus Christi, Texas at: Wilson Plaza 606 N Carancahua, Ste. 700 Corpus Christi, Texas 78476 (361) 888-3420 (361) 888-3424 FAX
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I will answer your question with another question. Have you ever seen the list of things that are not an OSHA recordable? Bingo. Here is the long and short of it. If your employee is on a leave of absence in a faraway land, and they are flossing and experience discomfort at the moment the flos…
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OSHA must be notified in the case of a workplace fatality or the hospitalization of 5 or more employees.
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Any toxic material in a workplace regulated by OSHA is subject to OSHA handling and protection requirements. Most are not mentioned by name in OSHA regulations; only about 500 have any such specific mention, and only a literal handful have comprehensive standards covering them.
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OSHA does not cause deaths. OSHA is an agency charged with preventing death, injury and illness in the workplace.
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There is no such thing as an OSHA dress code.
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Being overheated by itself is not OSHA recordable. Requiring medical treatment beyond first aid because you are overheated is recordable if the overheating is work related.
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42 inches from the top of the rail for openings / barricades and 36 inches to the top from the top of a stair tread on stairs.
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If giving the cream is a preventive process, it may not make the injury recordable. If the cream is given to deal with an infection that was the result of the injury, yes, that would make the injury recordable since the cream is a prescription medication and giving it is therefore beyond first aid…
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Before OSHA was established in the US, the rights of workers in the area of workplace safety and health were different in each state. Federal rights related to minimum wage regulations and and wage and hour regulations that specified the 40-hour week, pay for overtime and exclusion of children from …
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Incidents are not recordable if the employee has symptoms that merely surfaced while at work but were the result of a non-work related event or exposure. For example, a cold or an infection from a cut that was received at home is not recordable. Additionally, "activities of daily living" are not …
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OSHA Permissible Exposure Limits are legally enforceable limits and are updated very rarely because of the bureaucratic difficulties of doing so. Consequently, with a few exceptions, they are based upon science and opinion that was current in 1968. The ACGIH Threshold Limit Values are recommendatio…
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Stitches are beyond first aid, so, all other criteria for recordability being met, receiving stitches makes the injury a recordable one.
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If the spider bite resulted from the work assignment or occurred in the course of work, and if its treatment required more that First aid, it is OSHA recordable, regardless of whether work was missed or not.
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An insect bit may be OSHA recordable if it occurs as a result of you performing your work assignment and you are hospitalized or loose a day or more from work as a result, or you receive medical attention beyond first aid for the bite.
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As a government agency, OSHA keeps some records forever. OSHA requires employers to keep some records for 40 years and some for 30 years following termination of an individual's employment. Other records may be discarded after a year or two, depending on the nature of the information being recorde…
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OSHA does not have a regulation establishing a minimum amount of office space.
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OSHA has the same purpose in all industries that are subject to that regulatory agency. That purpose is to enforce the general requirement that each employer provide employment and a place of employment that is free from recognized hazards.
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The OSHA Limit (PEL or Permissible Exposure Limit) is that concentration of a hazardous material in air above which an employee may not be exposed without violating the OSHA regulation on employee exposure. Most OSHA limits were taken from consensus exposure standards in place in 1970 and have not b…
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If the burn occurs in the workplace and requires more than first aid treatment, or results in work restrictions or a day or more away from work, then it is probably OSHA recordable. The details surrounding the burn, however, should be reviewed by a person knowledgeable in the recordable requirements…
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OSHA inspectors are required to have up-to-date training and experience in occupational hazard recognition and evaluation. Many times, this entails specific knowledge related to workplaces that may have complex hazards by way of machinery or particular processes. In less complex workplaces, special …
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They can, but if they are subject to OSHA regulation, they then run the chance of a citations and fines. In many cases, the fines may be a minor consideration, but the bad publicity connected with it and the law suites that may then be indefensible, could be more significant to the viability of the …
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The State of Tennessee has its own state OSHA program (TOSHA) within the Department of Labor and Workforce Development. See the related link, below, for the TOSHA web site, with connections to their regulations.
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Standards and regulations issued by OSHA are examples of Administrative Law.
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OSHA does not require education. It does require that employees receive training about the hazards to which they may be exposed during their employment and the means that are used (including their own appropriate actions) to protect them from those hazards.
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The US Occupational Safety and Health Administration is responsible for providing basic safety standards for employers in the private sector. Their standards apply to most- but not all workers in the US. It does not cover workers regulated by other agencies- such as transportation, mining, etc. It d…
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Yes, OSHA can issue fines and citations to employers who do not comply wiht OSHA standards and regulations.
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OSHA is for jobsite regulations not building code.
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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), U.S. Department of Labor,published the final rule regarding occupational exposure to bloodborne pathogens. In essence, this legislation requires that employers provide for the safety of employees who, in the course of their official duties, m…
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Ensures safety in the workplace.
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OSHA was formed to prevent work-related injuries, illnesses, and deaths by issuing and enforcing rules (called standards) for workplace safety and health.
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In the United States, the Occupational Safety and Health Act was passed in 1970 and OSHA (the Occupational Safety and Health Administration) was organized in 1971. In the UK, a similar act was passed in 1974. Other countries established similar requirements in different years.
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Dermabond (Topical Skin Adhesive/liquid stitches) is considered invasive treatment, therefore it’s OSHA recordable. 
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Tetanus shots are precautionary and not "medical treatment" as defined by OSHA. Therefore they are not usually recordable.
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No. OSHA training for your employees may be required under law, so you may have insurance problems if you do not get them that training. Safety efforts can have a positive impact on your claims and therefore your premiums may come down. There are persistant stories of come Comp Carriers dropping co…
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Different locations have different requirements for the safety training - some locations doesn't even have this kind of requirement. It mostly comes down to two training courses - the osha 10 hour training and/or osha 30 hour training. Even though OSHA training programs is not required in some locat…
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According to the OSHA instructor that gave me the class, it has no expiration. You can however opt for timely update for your certification by getting continuing education programs. You will get better authority points on your resume if you have timely and recent training as companies and organizati…
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The Fiscal Year 2010 Budget for OSHA authorized funding for 2,335 FTE (full-time equivalent) positions. The FY2011 budget request calls for 2,360 FTE positions.
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OSHA offers free health and safety consulting services to small businesses.
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Getting an x-ray is often a diagnostic procedure and may not make an event OSHA recordable. If the X-ray does not detect an injury requiring medical treatment beyond first aid, the event is not recordable. If it does detect such a condition, it is the subsequent treatment beyond first aid that makes…
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It protects everyone that is working in a hazardous environment or in a workplace that has dangers. It aims to set rules and guidelines that will help minimize all kinds of dangers or harm that can come to those workers or the people in the workplace.
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No. There is no standard definition from OSHA or another agency that defines "good industrial hygiene practice." Such a definition would have to cover the whole of the profession of industrial hygiene. That usually takes tow or more years of training , plus field experience, to do.
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To purchase new underware for it's enforcement officers...
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Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, OSHA's role is to assure safe and healthful working conditions for working men and women; by authorizing enforcement of the standards developed under the Act; by assisting and encouraging the States in their efforts to assure safe and healthful w…
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