Hi, and welcome to the course. If you are a safety manager, supervisor, committee member, or someone who is entering into the occupational safety and health field, this course will help you understand your important responsibilities.
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Have fun and study hard. To start, just click on "Introduction" above.
Employers are responsible for providing a safe and healthful workplace for their employees. OSHA's role is to assure the safety and health of America's workers by:
This online course provides a general overview of a particular topic related to an OSHA regulation. It does not alter or determine compliance responsibilities in OSHA standards or the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 or related regulations. Because interpretations and enforcement policy may change over time, you should consult current OSHA administrative interpretations and decisions on OSHA compliance requirements.
The Log of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses (OSHA Form 300) is used to classify work-related injuries and illnesses and to note the extent and severity of each case. Under this system, it is essential that data recorded by employers be uniform and accurate to assure the consistency and validity of the statistical data which is used by OSHA for many purposes, including:
The data also aids employers, employees and compliance officers in analyzing the safety and health environment at the employer's establishment and is the source of information for the OSHA Data Initiative (ODI) and the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) Annual Survey.
Note: In September, 2009 OSHA announced Recordkeeping as the focus of the new National Emphasis Program (NEP) to determine the accuracy of injury and illness data recorded by employers. The NEP involves inspecting occupational injury and illness records prepared by businesses and enforcing regulatory requirements when employers are found to be under-recording injuries and illnesses. See the directive for more information.
Wasn't that exciting? It gets even better! This course will help you, as a supervisor, understand your important safety accountabilities to the employer and obligations to your employees. With this goal in mind, have fun and study hard on this informative online training course. Remember, if you have questions please feel free to send your instructor an email. Tip: Review each module's quiz and look for the answers as you read through the material.
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To begin your training, click on the module links below. If you are just starting this course, you should start with module 1.
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After you have studied all of the course material and taken the module quizzes, you can take the final exam. The module quizzes are optional, but we highly recommend you take each quiz, as the questions are similar to those on the final exam.
This is an open book exam. As you are taking the exam, if you find a question you are unsure of, you should use the course study guide or course web pages to research the correct answer. Don't worry, if you fail the exam, you can study and retake the exam when you are ready.
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Course 708 Study Guide. You can save this study guide to your computer for offline studying, or print the study guide if you prefer.