ERIC Number: ED407607
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
OSHA [Three Booklets.]
Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Washington, DC.
This document consists of three separate booklets designed to educate the public and users about the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). The 54-page "All about OSHA" is intended to provide a nonexhaustive overview of OSHA services. The following topics are discussed: the need for occupational safety and health legislation; OSHA's purpose; the Occupational Safety and Health Act's provisions regarding federal employees and state/local governments; standards (sources of copies, standards development, standards adoption, emergency temporary standards, appeals of standards, variances, public petitions); recordkeeping/reporting (injury and illness records and recordkeeping variances); employer responsibilities for keeping employees informed; workplace inspection (authority to inspect, inspection priorities, inspection process); citations and penalties; the appeals process (appeals by employees and employers); OSHA-approved state programs; services available (consultation assistance, voluntary protection programs, training and education); employer and employee responsibilities and rights; ways of keeping up to date on OSHA; states with approved plans; and lists of OSHA consultation projects and area offices. "OSHA Inspections" is a 24-page booklet explaining the OSHA inspection process, steps in preparing for an OSHA inspection, and how to appeal inspection results. The third document is "How to Prepare for Workplace Emergencies," a 16-page booklet detailing the basic steps in handling workplace emergencies and sources of further information about them. (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Agency Role, Compliance (Legal), Employer Employee Relationship, Environmental Standards, Evaluation Methods, Federal Legislation, Federal Regulation, Inspection, Labor Legislation, Labor Standards, Legal Responsibility, Occupational Safety and Health, Public Agencies, Recordkeeping, Safety Education, Services, State Programs, Work Environment
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Occupational Safety and Health Act 1970