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Operative Plasterers’ and Cement Masons’ International Association (OPCMIA)

OSHA Employee Rights and Employer Responsibilities

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Program Introduction

Purpose:

Provide introductory information about OSHA

Topics:

Why is OSHA important to you?

What rights do employees have under OSHA?

What responsibilities does an employer have under OSHA?

What do the OSHA standards say?

How are OSHA inspections conducted?

Where can you go for help?

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Why is OSHA important to you?

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Objectives:

Explain history of OSHA

Identify OSHA’s mission

Explain how OSHA fits into the National strategy

Explain the costs associated with injuries and illness

Explain employer recordkeeping requirements under OSHA 29 CFR 1904

Explain when & how to use OSHA forms 300, 300A, & 301 in the recordkeeping process

Why is OSHA important to you?

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Why is OSHA important to you?

History of OSHA:

Agency of the U.S. Department of Labor

Responsible for worker safety & health protection

December 29, 1970 - President Nixon signs OSH Act

Created OSHA agency on April 28, 1971

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Why is OSHA important to you?

OSHA’s Mission:

Save lives, prevent injuries, & protect the health of America’s workers

Is carried out by:

Developing job safety & health standards

Enforcing standards through worksite inspections

Maintaining a reporting & recordkeeping system

Track job-related injuries & illnesses

Providing training programs

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How Does OSHA Fit Into the National Strategy?

Why is OSHA important to you?

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Why is OSHA important to you?

Statistics:

7 million workers in the construction trades in the U.S.

Construction trade accidents account for:

370,000 injuries per year

(Avg. -1,000/day)

1,200 deaths per year

(Avg. - 100/month)Construction companies spend $170 billion/year on costs associated with injuries/illness

Workers who suffer a disabling injury can lose 40% of their income over a 5-year period

20% of workplace fatalities occur in the construction industry

Accident costs account for 6.5% of construction dollars spent

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Why is OSHA important to you?

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Aircraft Pilots/Flight

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Farmers/Ranchers

Roofers

Structural Iron/Steel

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Recyclable Materials

Collectors

Indust. Machinery Installation,

Repair, & Maintenance

Deliver/Sales & Truck Drivers

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Number of Fatal Work Injuries

Occupations with High Fatal Injury Rates 2009 (According to DOL)

*Total Fatal Work Injuries = 4,340

*All Worker Fatal Injury Rate = 3.3

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Why is OSHA important to you?

Costs Associated with Injuries and Illness:

More Compensation Claims =

Higher EMRs =

Higher Insurance Rates

Time away by experienced workers

Training replacements

Retraining for injured workers

Light duty workloads for injured workers upon returning to work

Post-traumatic repercussions (e.g. workers who witness injuries/death)

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Why is OSHA important to you?

Employer Recordkeeping:

OSHA 29 CFR 1904:

Requires employees covered by OSHA & with 10+ employees to keep records of injuries & illnesses that result in:

Death

Days away from work

Restricted work or transfer to another job

Medical treatment beyond first aid

Loss of consciousness

Significant injury or illness diagnosed by health care professional

(cancer, chronic irreversible disease, fractured or cracked bone, punctured eardrum)

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Why is OSHA important to you?

OSHA Recordkeeping Forms:

OSHA Form 300

Log of Work-Related Injuries & Illnesses

OSHA Form 301

Injuries & Illness Incident Report

OSHA Form 300A

Summary of Work Related Injuries & Illnesses

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Why is OSHA important to you?

OSHA Form 300:

Log of Work-Related Injuries & Illnesses:

Record of all recordable work-related injuries & illnesses

Asks where event occurred

(not department where worker is regularly employed)

Employer must provide workers & their union copy of 300 Log by end of next business day following request

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Why is OSHA important to you?

OSHA Form 300 (cont.):

Issues of privacy & recordkeeping:

Employers

CAN NOT

put names on OSHA 300 Log in cases of:

Sexual assault

Mental illnessHepatitis, HIV infectionTuberculosis

Needle sticks/sharps injuries contaminated with blood

Injury/illness to intimate body part

Other illness if employee “independently & voluntarily” requests name not be recorded

Employer keeps confidential list of names

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Why is OSHA important to you?

OSHA Form 300 (cont.):

Limitations of OSHA Logs:

Injuries/illnesses which may not be recorded:

Assault on worker resulting only in first aid treatment

Early signs & symptoms of musculoskeletal disorders

Injuries/illnesses which employer does not believe are work-related

Work-related stress

Injuries which result in lost time only on the day of the incident

Cases in industries exempt from recordkeeping requirements

All other injuries/illnesses

THAT ARE NOT REQUIRED

to be recorded on the 300 Log

(i.e. injuries that do not result in death, days away from work, transfer to another job, etc.)

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Why is OSHA important to you?

OSHA Incident Rates Form:

Optional form used to calculate injury and illness incident rates

# of fatalities

# of injuries/illness involving lost workdays

# of days away from work

# of days of restricted work

# of injuries/illness w/out lost workdays

Compute incident rates:

# of incidents x 200,000 hrs. ÷ # of hrs. worked = Incident Rate

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Why is OSHA important to you?

OSHA 300A Form:

Summary of Work-Related Injuries & Illness:

Yearly summary of injuries & illness

Posted annually for previous year (2/1 to 4/30)

Used for calculating incidence rates

Must be certified by company executive as correct & complete

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Why is OSHA important to you?

OSHA 301 Form:

Injury & Illness Incident Report:

Provides detailed information on how each case occurred

Must be completed for every incident recorded on 300 Log

Employees must be given copy by end of next business day following request

Useful for linking extended work hours with increased injury rates

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Why is OSHA important to you?

OSHA 301 Form (cont.):

Injury & Illness Incident Report:

Employee representative is only entitled to receive part of form containing information about case with personal information about employee removed

Employee representative must be given copy of form within seven calendar days following request

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Why is OSHA important to you?

Discussion Questions

Why was OSHA necessary?

Which OSHA form is used by an employer to record injuries and illnesses?

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Discussion Questions

Why was OSHA necessary?

(Before 1970 there were no uniform or comprehensive laws to protect workers against workplace hazards.)

Which OSHA form is used by an employer to record injuries and illnesses?

(OSHA 300 Form.)

Why is OSHA important to you?

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Why is OSHA important to you?

Summary:

History of OSHA

OSHA’s mission

OSHA’s place in the National strategy

Costs associated with injuries and illness

Employer recordkeeping requirements under OSHA 29 CFR 1904

OSHA forms 300, 300A, & 301

Any Questions?

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What rights do employees have under OSHA?

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What rights do employees have under OSHA?

Objectives:

Explain employee rights regarding:

Hazardous chemicals at the workplace

Access to information on injuries & illnesses

Complaints or requesting corrections

Training

Access to exposure & medical records

Filing complaints with OSHA

Participation in OSHA inspections

Freedom from retaliation

Explain employee responsibilities at the workplace

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Section 5(a)(1) of the OSH Act

“Each employer shall furnish to each of his employees employment and a place of employment which are free from recognized hazards that are causing or are likely to cause death or serious physical harm to his employees."

General Employee Rights:

Be provided with a safe & healthful workplace

Request information on hazards & controls

Submit a written request to NIOSH for information or for a Health Hazard Evaluation (HHE)

What rights do employees have under OSHA?

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What rights do employees have under OSHA?

Activity: Legal Health & Safety Rights

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Hazardous Chemicals:

Right to know about hazardous chemicals

Employers must have written HazCom programs:

Container labeling

Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDSs)

Worker training on physical & health hazards of chemicals:

Protective measures & PPE

Safe work practices Emergency procedures

What rights do employees have under OSHA?

MSDS Sections:

Section I:

Manufacturer’s name & contact information

Section II:

Hazardous Ingredients

Section III:

Physical/chemical

properties

Section IV:

Fire & explosion hazard data

Section V:

Reactivity data

Section VI:

Health hazard data

Section VII:

Precautions for safe handling & use

Section VIII:

Control measures

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Information About Injuries/Illness:

OSHA’s Recordkeeping rule:

Most employers with more than 10 workers must keep injury & illness logs

Right to:

Review current logs & logs stored for past 5 years

View annually posted summary of injuries & illnesses (OSHA 300A)

What rights do employees have under OSHA?

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Complain or Request Corrections:

Right to bring up workplace safety & health concerns to employer:

Must be made in good faith

Will not be discharged or discriminated against

May refuse to do work

if you feel you are being exposed to imminent danger

OSHA 29 CFR 1977.9(c):

Protects workers who complain to their employer

What rights do employees have under OSHA?

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Training:

Right to receive training on health & safety hazards & standards that employers must follow

Required training:

Lockout / Tagout

Bloodborne pathogens

Noise

Confined spaces

Fall hazards PPEVarious other areas

What rights do employees have under OSHA?

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Examine Exposure & Medical Records:

OSHA 29 CFR 1910.1020:

Right to examine & copy records

Employee exposure to toxic substances & harmful physical agents:

Metals & dusts (lead, cadmium, silica)

Biological agents (bacteria, viruses, fungi)

Physical stress (noise, heat, cold, vibration, repetitive motion, & ionizing & non-ionizing radiation)

What rights do employees have under OSHA?

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File a Complaint:

Right to file complaint with OSHA:

Violations of safety/health standards

Imminent danger situations

May have name withheld from employer

Right to find out OSHA’s action on complaint

Request review if inspection is not made

What rights do employees have under OSHA?

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Participate in OSHA Inspections:

Right to:

Have employee representative accompany OSHA inspector

Respond to questions from inspector during inspection

Talk to inspector privately after inspection

Point out hazards & describe:

Injuries, illnesses, or near misses that resulted from those hazards

Any safety/health concernsNote: The OSHA representative shall conduct a closing conference with the employer representative and employee representatives either jointly or separately, as circumstances dictate.

What rights do employees have under OSHA?

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Participate in OSHA Inspections (cont.):

Right to:

Find out about inspection results & abatement measures

May object to dates set for violation to be corrected

Must be done in writing within 15 days

Request an informal conference

Be notified by OSHA if employer contests citation

May participate in hearing

What rights do employees have under OSHA?

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Freedom From Retaliation:

Right to:

Be free from retaliation for exercising safety & health rights

Seek safety & health on the job without fear of punishment

(described in Section 11(c) of OSH Act)

Safety incentive & injury discipline programs may violate Section 11(c)Contact OSHS within 30 days if punished for exercising safety & health rights

What rights do employees have under OSHA?

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Employee Responsibilities:

Comply with all safety & health regulations & standards

Immediately report hazardous conditions to employer

Immediately notify co-workers of hazards

Report defective equipment, machines, or inadequate safeguards

What rights do employees have under OSHA?

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Employee Responsibilities (cont.):

Turn in defective tools & equipment

Follow all reasonable safety & health rules of employer

Report any work-related injuries or illness to employer

Ask supervisor/employer about work assignment concerns

What rights do employees have under OSHA?

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Discussion Questions

When may a worker refuse to do work?

Within how many days must an employee contact OSHA if they feel they were punished for exercising their rights to health and safety?

What rights do employees have under OSHA?

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Discussion Questions

When may a worker refuse to do work?

(When they feel they are being exposed to imminent danger.)

Within how many days must an employee contact OSHA if they feel they were punished for exercising their rights to health and safety?

(Within 30 days.)

What rights do employees have under OSHA?

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What rights do employees have under OSHA?

Any Questions?

Summary:

Employee rights regarding:

Hazardous chemicals at the workplace

Access to information on injuries & illnesses

Complaints or requesting corrections

Training

Access to exposure & medical records

Filing complaints with OSHA

Participation in OSHA inspections

Freedom from retaliation

Employee responsibilities at the workplace

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What responsibilities does an employer have under OSHA?

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What responsibilities does an employer have under OSHA?

Objectives:

Explain employer responsibilities regarding:

Accident prevention programs

Employee training

OSHA injury/illness recordkeeping

Discrimination against workers

First aid & medical care

Safety at the workplace

Job hazard analyses

Safety on multi-employer sites

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Establish Safe Workplace:

OSHA 29 CFR 1926.20(a)(1)

Section 107 of the Act requires that it shall be a condition of each contract which is entered into under legislation subject to Reorganization Plan Number 14 of 1950 (64 Stat. 1267), as defined in 1926.12, and is for construction, alteration, and/or repair, including painting and decorating, that no contractor or subcontractor for any part of the contract work shall require any laborer or mechanic employed in the performance of the contract to work in surroundings or under working conditions which are unsanitary, hazardous, or dangerous to his health or safety.

Important examples of responsibilities:

OSHA 29 CFR 1926.20(b) Accident Prevention

OSHA 29 CFR 1926.21(b) Education &

TrainingWhat responsibilities does an employer have under OSHA?

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Establish Accident Prevention Programs:

Establish, update, & communicate safe operating procedures to employees

Employ competent persons to regularly inspect jobsites, materials, & equipment

Provide safe tools/equipment

Remove, tag, or render unusable those that are not

Permit only qualified workers to operate equipment or machinery

Provide & pay for PPE

What responsibilities does an employer have under OSHA?

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Instruct Employees:

In hazard recognition/avoidance & applicable regulations

To handle or use:

Poisons, caustics, & other toxic/harmful substances

Flammable liquids & gases

That enter into confined spaces

What responsibilities does an employer have under OSHA?

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Employee Training:

Provide employee training as required by OSHA standards

Keep records of training

Provide to OSHA on request

Makes copies of standards available to employees

Inform employees about OSHA

What responsibilities does an employer have under OSHA?

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OSHA Injury/Illness Records:

Keep OSHA-required injury/illness records

Post annual summaries each year

February through March

Allow OSHA access to records

Provide medical exams when required

Provide workers access to their exposure & medical records

Inform workers how to report an injury or illnessReport to OSHA within 8 hours a fatality or hospitalization of 3+ workers

What responsibilities does an employer have under OSHA?

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First Aid & Safety:

Provide first aid supplies & medical care

Develop/maintain a fire protection & suppression program

Develop an Emergency Action Plan:

Routes

Rescue and medical duties

Alarm systems

Evacuation plan Training

What responsibilities does an employer have under OSHA?

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Work Area Conditions:

Ensure illumination for all construction areas, aisles, stairs, ramps, runways, corridors, offices, shops, & storage areas

Keep scrap materials cleared from work areas, passageways, stairs, & buildings

Remove combustible debris:

Provide containers with covers for garbage, oily, flammable, or hazardous materials

What responsibilities does an employer have under OSHA?

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Work Area Conditions (cont.):

Provide drinking water, toilets, washing facilities, eating areas, & change rooms

Arrange & maintain exits to provide free & unobstructed egress from all parts of buildings & structures

Use color codes, posters, labels, or signs to warn employees of hazards

What responsibilities does an employer have under OSHA?

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What responsibilities does an employer have under OSHA?

Ensuring a Safe Workplace:

Conducting a job hazard analysis:

Project hazard analysis

Done prior to project by contractor to identify project phases & hazards

Phase hazard analysis

Done prior to each project phase to analyze site conditions & work activities

Job safety analysis

Done prior to start of any task by supervisor or foreman (competent person)

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Comply with Other OSHA Standards:

Post OSHA poster or state equivalent prominently in the workplace

Cooperate with OSHA compliance officers

Furnish names of employee reps

Do not discriminate against workers who exercise rights under OSH Act Section 11(c)

Post OSHA citations & abatement verification notices next to site involved for at least 3 days

What responsibilities does an employer have under OSHA?

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What responsibilities does an employer have under OSHA?

Safety on Multi-employer Sites:

Prime contractor:

Maintains safe & healthful conditions throughout worksite

Can enter into agreement with subs to have them provide services or fulfill specific obligations

Removes prime from actual, but not legal responsibility for compliance

Agreements can make both prime & subs responsible for compliance

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What responsibilities does an employer have under OSHA?

Site Safety:

The following four categories of employer can be cited because of the same unsafe condition:

Creating Employer

- actually created the hazard

Controlling Employer

- has responsibility over the site and has authority to require correction of unsafe conditions for the entire site or the specific area of the site at which the OSHA inspector finds the hazard

Correcting Employer

- responsible for the correction of any hazard

Exposing Employer

- exposes its employees to a hazard whether created by it or not

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What responsibilities does an employer have under OSHA?

Activity: Workers’ Rights Activity

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What responsibilities does an employer have under OSHA?

Discussion Questions

What types of accident must an employer report to OSHA within eight hours?

Who can be held responsible for health and safety on multi-employer sites?

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Discussion Questions

What types of accident must an employer report to OSHA within eight hours?

(Accidents resulting in a fatality or fatalities, or the hospitalization of three or more employees.)

Who can be held responsible for health and safety on multi-employer sites?

(Prime and/or subcontractors depending on the situation.)

What responsibilities does an employer have under OSHA?

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What responsibilities does an employer have under OSHA?

Any Questions?

Summary:

Employer responsibilities regarding:

Accident prevention programs

Employee training

OSHA injury/illness recordkeeping

Discrimination against workers

First aid & medical care

Safety at the workplace

Job hazard analyses

Safety on multi-employer sites

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What do the OSHA standards say?

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What do the OSHA standards say?

Objectives:

Identify OSHA standards that pertain to construction trades & other general industries

Identify the ten most accessed OSHA standards in general industry

Explain how to access Most Frequently Cited (MFC) data on Department of Labor (DOL) website

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Reading OSHA Standards

What do the OSHA standards say?

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OSHA Standards:

General Industry (1910)

Construction (1926)

Maritime (1915)

Agriculture (1928)

If no specific OSHA standards exist, comply with

General Duty Clause 5(a)(1) of

OSH Act of 1970

What do the OSHA standards say?

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General Industry (10 Most Accessed Standards)

General Industry (1910)

Bloodborne Pathogens – 1910.1030

Hazard Communication – 1910.1200

Respiratory Protection – 1910.134

Occupational Noise Exposure – 1910.95

Powered Industrial Trucks – 1910.178 Permit-required Confined Spaces – 1910.146 Lockout/Tagout – 1910.147

Hazardous Waste Ops. & Emergency Response – 1910.120 Guarding Floor & Wall Openings and Holes – 1910.23 Personal Protective Equipment – 1910.132

What do the OSHA standards say?

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What do the OSHA standards say?

Most Frequently Cited (MFC) Data

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Discussion Questions

What part of OSHA 29 CFR regulates General Industry?

What part of OSHA 29 CFR regulates the Construction Industry?

What do the OSHA standards say?

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Discussion Questions

What part of OSHA 29 CFR regulates General Industry?

(Part 1910.)

What part of OSHA 29 CFR regulates the Construction Industry?

(Part 1926.)

What do the OSHA standards say?

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What do the OSHA standards say?

Summary:

OSHA construction trades & general industry standards

Ten most accessed OSHA standards in general industry

Most Frequently Cited (MFC) data on (DOL) Department of Labor website

Any Questions?

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How are OSHA inspections conducted?

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How are OSHA inspections conducted?

Objectives:

Identify the procedures that are used to conduct OSHA inspections

Identify the six OSHA inspection priority categories

Explain the types of OSHA citations & subsequent penalties

Explain the steps of an OSHA inspection

Explain the process used by OSHA for issuing citations

Identify employer & employee rights under OSHA after a citation is issued

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How are OSHA inspections conducted?

OSHA Inspections:

Workplace inspections:

Authorized by OSH Act

Completed by OSHA compliance safety & health officers (CSHOs)

Conducted at reasonable times

Occur without advanced notice except in rare circumstances (e.g. Imminent Danger)

Notifying an employer in advance of an inspection can result in fines & jail

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OSHA Inspection Priority

How are OSHA inspections conducted?

Imminent Danger

Hazard where death or serious injury is likely before the danger can be eliminated by normal enforcement procedures.

Death(s) or incident(s) resulting in inpatient hospitalization of three or more employees.

Complaint by worker or worker representative of referral from a recognized professional.

Aimed at high-risk areas based on OSHA’s targeting and priority methods.

Completed after citations to assure employer has corrected violations.

Used for long-term abatement follow-up or to assure compliance with variances.

Catastrophe/Fatality

Monitoring

Complaint/Referral

Programmed

Follow-up

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Steps of an OSHA Inspection:

Present Credentials

Identifies self

Shows credentials to employer & employees representative

Explains scope/purpose of inspection

Conduct Opening Conference

Explains inspection process

Explains how penalties are determinedExplains employee rightsConducts employee interviewsMay conduct a review of records prior to walk-around

How are OSHA inspections conducted?

Walk-around Inspection

Walks around/observes conditions

Takes measurements, photos & video

Talks to workers (may be in private)

Inspects records

Examines postings

Points out hazards

Discusses abatement methods

Hold Closing Conference

Discuss findings, violations, & abatements

Conducts closing interviews with employer & employee representatives

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How are OSHA inspections conducted?

Issuing of Citations:

OSHA issues citations (within 6 months of inspection) when hazards exist

OSHA issues citations to employer by:

Certified mail

Hand delivery

Employers must post citations:

At or near where violation happened

For three days or until hazard is abated

Within 15 days of citations:

Employers & employees may have joint or separate informal conference(s)

Employers may ask for changes in the citation, penalty, or abatement dates

Employees may ask for changes in abatement dates

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Violations & Penalties

How are OSHA inspections conducted?

Other-than-Serious

$0 to $7,000

Serious

Falsifying Information

Willful

Repeated

Failure to Abate

Violation of Posting/ Abatement Verification

$1,500 to $7,000

$5,000 to $7,000 (no criminal willful disregard)

$250,000 to $500,000 / jail (death, criminal disregard)

Up to $70,000

Up to $7,000 per day

$10,000, up to 6 months in jail

$1,000, to $7,000

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How are OSHA inspections conducted?

Employer Rights Under OSHA After Citations:

Employers may:

Request informal conference with OSHA to request changes to citations, penalties, & dates

Petition for Modification of Abatement (PMA)

Enter into an informal settlement agreement with OSHA

Contest citations, abatement period, or proposed penalty in writing within 15 days of issue

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How are OSHA inspections conducted?

Employee Rights Under OSHA After Citations:

Employees may:

Discuss with OSHA issues raised by inspection, citation, notice of penalties, employer’s notice of contest, abatement methods & dates

Appeal abatement time during informal conference

Not contest citations, amendments, deletions of citations, penalties, or lack of penalties

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How are OSHA inspections conducted?

Discussion Questions

What are some of the reasons that would cause OSHA to conduct an inspection at your workplace?

What types of OSHA violations can result in a jail sentence?

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How are OSHA inspections conducted?

Discussion Questions

What are some of the reasons that would cause OSHA to conduct an inspection at your workplace?

(If a worker files a complaint, if there is a fatality, or if there is an imminent danger situation.)

What types of OSHA violations can result in a jail sentence?

(Criminal willful violations & falsifying information.)

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Any Questions?

How are OSHA inspections conducted?

Summary:

Procedures used to conduct OSHA inspection

Six OSHA inspection priority categories

Types of OSHA citations & subsequent penalties

Steps of an OSHA inspection

Process used by OSHA when issuing citations

Employer & employee rights under OSHA after a citation is issued

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Where can you go for help?

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Objectives:

Identify sources within the workplace & worksite for getting help & information

Identify sources outside of the workplace & worksite for getting help & information

Explain the procedures for filing an OSHA complaint

Where can you go for help?

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Getting Help/Information

Sources within the workplace/worksite:

Employer or supervisor, co-workers & union representatives

Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS)

Information on chemicals

Labels & warning signs

Employee orientation manuals or other training materials

Work tasks & procedures instruction

Where can you go for help?

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Getting Help/Information (cont.)

Sources outside the workplace/worksite:

OSHA website

& OSHA offices

Compliance Assistance Specialists in area offices

National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health

(NIOSH)OSHA Training Institute Education Centers (OTIEC)

Doctors, nurses, & other health care providersPublic librariesOther local, community-based resourcesOther safety & health resources

Where can you go for help?

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Filing an OSHA Complaint:

Workers can file complaint

Worker representative can file complaint

File complaint:

By downloading

OSHA-7 Form Online

at OSHA website:Using the online Complaint Form

By telephoning or visiting OSHA Regional or Area OfficesFor emergency & life threatening situations call: OSHA Regional or Area Offices 1-800-321-OSHA

Where can you go for help?

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Filing an OSHA Complaint (cont.):

Be specific & include appropriate details

OSHA determines if inspection is necessary

Workers do not have to reveal their name

Where can you go for help?

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Where can you go for help?

Activity: OSHA Complaint Form

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Discussion Questions

Who is permitted to file an OSHA complaint?

Can a worker remain anonymous when filing an OSHA complaint?

Where can you go for help?

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Discussion Questions

Who is permitted to file an OSHA complaint?

(Anyone can file a complaint.)

Can a worker remain anonymous when filing an OSHA complaint?

(Yes, workers are not required to reveal their name.)

Where can you go for help?

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Where can you go for help?

Summary:

Sources within the workplace & worksite for getting help & information

Sources outside of the workplace & worksite for getting help & information

Procedures for filing an OSHA complaint

Any Questions?

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Program Review

Review:

The importance of OSHA, including the history of safety and health regulation leading to the creation of OSHA and OSHA’s mission

Worker rights under OSHA

Employer responsibilities

OSHA standards

OSHA inspections

Safety and health resources, including how to file a complaint

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Program Complete


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