Presentation on theme: "OSHA 10 Hour Class * Does not make you a competent person. * Does not make you a qualified person."— Presentation transcript:
OSHA 10 Hour Class * Does not make you a competent person. * Does not make you a qualified person.
Competent Person “Competent person” means one who is capable of identifying existing and predictable hazards in the surroundings or working conditions which are unsanitary, hazardous, or dangerous to employees, and who has authorization to take prompt corrective measures to eliminate them.
Qualified Person “Qualified” means one who, by possession of a recognized degree, certificate, or professional standing, or who by extensive knowledge, training, and experience, has successfully demonstrated his ability to solve or resolve problems relating to the subject matter, the work or the project.
OSHA 10 Hour Class * Does make you more aware of hazards on the job site. * Does make your company more competitive.
OSHA 10 Hour Class How long is the 10 hour OSHA class? 10 hours of instruction time.
OSHA What’s in place is not enough. Not satisfied with consensus standards alone.
OSHA NEC National Electrical Code NFPA National Fire Prevention Association ASTM American Society Testing Manufacturing ASME American Society of Mechanical Engineers ASNI American National Standards Institute
OSHA Sec. 5. (a) Each employer --- (1) 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.
OSHA No specific standard Is a serious hazard Is abatable Is recognized hazard
OSHA Cannot be used to: Cite exempt portions of standards To make a standard more strict
OSHA This was the intent of Congress. Each employer will provide HIS employees. A Safe Worksite, free from all safety and health hazards.
Multi - Employer Work Sites OSHA wants to make as many people responsible as possible. Why?
Multi - Employer Work Sites OSHA has played with the definition of “employer”.
Multi - Employer Work Sites (2) shall comply with occupational safety and health standards promulgated under this act.
Multi - Employer Work Sites Through numerous court challenges and other decisions OSHA has extrapolated a simple section of the act to mean the following:
Multi - Employer Work Sites Requires the employer to comply with the act for the benefit of all others in the work place.
Multi - Employer Work Sites On multi-employer work sites both construction and non-construction, citations normally shall be issued to employer whose employees are exposed to hazards (the exposing employer).
Multi - Employer Work Sites The employer who actually creates the hazard (the creating employer);
Multi - Employer Work Sites The employer who is responsible, by contract or through actual practice, for safety and health conditions on the work site; I.e. the employer who has the authority for ensuring that the hazardous condition is corrected (the controlling employer);
OSHA Compliance How does OSHA know if we are in compliance?