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.
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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