The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is a federal agency that creates safety regulations for U.S. workplaces and applies to most industries including some school settings. This informational course will help clarify that OSHA is more than noncompliance laws and plays an important role in keeping employees safe at work. You will see why OSHA was created, its goals and structure, inspection and citation procedures, and what resources it offers to workers.
In this course, you will:
- Understand the history of OSHA and why it is important to U.S. workers through video scenarios,
- Recognize the positive impact OSHA has had on occupational safety and health,
- Identify employee and employer rights and responsibilities under OSHA regulations and standards, and
- Find resources that will help ensure your own health and safety at work.