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.
If you have questions as you study, just send us an email.
Have fun and study hard. To start, just click on "Introduction" above.
OSHA is a small agency, with approximately 1000 federal inspectors and 1400 state inspectors to cover about eight million workplaces. As you can see from these numbers, OSHA cannot be everywhere. That is why it is important for you to know your rights and for employers to be aware of their responsibilities under OSHA. This training will help you know whether your employer is complying with OSHA standards, what rights you have related to job safety and health, and where you can go if you need help.
Even though OSHA has had an impact on worker safety and health, significant hazards and unsafe conditions still exist in U.S. workplaces.
According to Bureau of Labor Statistics, each year:
When you know your rights, and when employers act responsibly to prevent hazards, the result will be fewer worker deaths, injuries and illnesses. Training and education are key in making this happen.
The purpose of this course is to provide workers with introductory information about OSHA, and it emphasizes the structure, function, worker rights, and processes OSHA uses to help keep employees safe in the workplace.
To begin your training, click on the module links below. If you are just starting this course, you should start with module 1.
OSHAcademy course final exams are designed to help ensure students demonstrate a sufficient understanding of the content covered within each course. To help demonstrate this understanding, students must achieve a minimum score of 70% on final exams. It is OSHAcademy's policy to protect the integrity of our exams and, as a result, we do not provide missed questions to students.
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.
If you have already paid for your certificates, your exam score will be displayed in your student dashboard next to the course. You will also be able to view or print the course PDF certificate if you purchased this option. Your PDF transcript will also be automatically updated to include the course.
You are welcome to take all of our courses for free! We only charge a fee if you want certificates, transcripts and exam scores to document your training. If you have not made a payment for your certificate, we will archive your exam results and you will see "Completed!" next to the course if you passed the exam. If you did not pass the exam with a score of 70% or higher, you will need to retake the exam.
Course 744 Study Guide. You can save this study guide to your computer for offline studying, or print the study guide if you prefer.
1. Information on the 1911 Triangle Factory Fire was obtained from Cornell University. (2011). Retrieved from: www.ilr.cornell.edu/trianglefire/story/introduction.html
2. Occupational Safety and Health Administration. (2011). Introduction to OSHA Instructor Guide. Retrieved from: www.osha.gov/dte/outreach/intro_osha/intro_to_osha_guide.html
3. Occupational Safety and Health Administration. (1998). Training Requirements in OSHA Standards and Training Guidelines. Retrieved from: https://www.osha.gov/Publications/osha2254.pdf