According to the OSHA Act, every employer has a legal obligation to provide work and a workplace free from known hazards that could cause serious injury or death.
This course is designed to give you some ideas to help meet that obligation and apply effective management principles to the function of workplace safety. The ultimate goal is to help you understand these principles so that it affects your thinking, beliefs, decisions, and actions to improve your company's safety management system and leadership culture.
Suppose you want to reduce the costs and risks associated with workplace injuries, illnesses, and fatalities. In that case, you should place as much emphasis on safety and health as you do on other management issues such as production, sales, transportation, and quality control. The old phrase, "Safety First," may sound nice, but in reality, safety is more effective if it's thought to be a priority. In a highly competitive environment priorities can change rapidly. To survive, a company must both produce and be safe. Turn safety into a core value that never changes. Change "Safety First" to "Safety Only."
"Safety Only" emphasizes the idea that it's fine to produce as hard and fast as you can, as long as you can do it safely. High productivity is desired, but if a safety hazard or practice is discovered that might cause serious physical harm or death, it should be corrected immediately, even if that means shutting down production. That's commitment to safety!
In this course, each of the modules will discuss one of OSHAcademy's eight elements of an effective Safety Management System (SMS). Each of the elements listed below are critical to the success of the SMS.
OSHA has developed a Safety and Health Program Advisor that will help you analyze and evaluate your organization's safety and health management system. We encourage you to use this resource.
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 studying the course material and answering the quiz questions, it is time to take the final exam. We highly recommend answering the module quiz questions to check your understanding of the course material. The final exam questions are typically developed from these quiz questions.
OSHAcademy course final exams are designed to make sure students have gained a sufficient understanding of the content covered within each course. To help demonstrate this understanding, students must achieve a passing score on course final exams. It is OSHAcademy's policy to protect the integrity of our exams: as a result, we do not provide missed questions to students.
This is an open book exam. Students are permitted to use a separate browser window to review course content while taking the exam. If you do not pass a final exam, you will see a "Retake Exam" button next to the course on your student dashboard.
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