ERIC Number: ED115758
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Training Course for Compliance Safety and Health Officers. Final Report.
McKnight, A. James; And Others
The report describes revision of the Compliance Safety and Health Officers (CSHO) course for the Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). The CSHO's job was analyzed in depth, in accord with OSHA standards, policies, and procedures. A listing of over 1,700 violations of OSHA standards was prepared, and specialists in occupational safety and health then evaluated each violation in terms of criticality based on likelihood of hazard, probability of effect, severity of effect, and range of effect. A set of "performance" and "knowledge" instructional objectives was then established, and a four-week course was developed including these features: (1) instructional paralleling sequence in which activities are performed; (2) an instructor manual having course guide and lesson plans; (3) a student handbook having a course outline, course objectives, and reference materials; (4) an intermingling of "compliance" and "standards" instruction; and (5) role-playing exercises to provide realistic practice for CSHOs in dealing with employers and employees. The document concludes with 35 pages of appended materials: compliance officer functions; sequential relationship among tasks; sample pages of the Hazard Questionnaire and compliance officer task descriptions; sample lesson formats; and an outline of the compliance and health officer course. (Author/BP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Human Resources Research Organization, Alexandria, VA.