Hi, and welcome to the course. I'm Steve Geigle and I'll be your online instructor for this 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.
If you have questions as you study, just send us an email.
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.
To begin your online study, just click on the "Modules" link above. To study off-line, click on the "Study Guide" link above and download the PDF study guide. Download Adobe Reader to open the study guide. The study guide is for your personal use only.
To begin your training, just click on the module links below.
This is an open book exam. That means you may search high and low throughout the course material for the answers to this final exam. To receive a certificate, you must achieve a score of 80% or higher.
We have a "don't pay until you pass" option! You may wait until you have completed all course exams before paying the one-time program certificate fee. Your exam will be placed in our archives folder for one year. If you have not paid the administrative fee after one year, you will be required to retake the exam. Let the instructor know when you have completed the last course in your program.
You may pay for a course certificate before or after you complete the exam. No worries. If you don't pass the exam, you are welcome to retake the exam until you pass for no additional charge. If you want to save money on fees, think about enrolling in a Certificate Program. You may enroll in a program at any time.
We will save your exam in archives for one year. If you change your mind and want a certificate later, just pay the certificate fee and we will score your exam at that time.
Course Study Guide. Use it for studying off-line and creating a reference binder.