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ARE 309Ted Feitshans016-1 Unit 16 OSHA Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970.

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1 ARE 309Ted Feitshans016-1 Unit 16 OSHA Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970

2 ARE 309Ted Feitshans016-2 Purpose Insure health and safety of employees Protect the environment within the employment site

3 ARE 309Ted Feitshans016-3 Duties of employers Specific standards General duty clause

4 ARE 309Ted Feitshans016-4 Standard Setting Designed to protect employees Based on scientific understanding Scientific uncertainty

5 ARE 309Ted Feitshans016-5 Compliance & Enforcement Recordkeeping –MSDS –Incidents Inspections at reasonable times Investigations –Accidents –Complaints

6 ARE 309Ted Feitshans016-6 Compliance & Enforcement Trade secrets Variations, Tolerances & exemptions Imminent dangers Civil penalties –Willful violations –Serious violations

7 ARE 309Ted Feitshans016-7 Compliance & Enforcement Criminal violations –Willful violations resulting in death –Subsequent violations –Giving advance notice of inspections –Knowing false statement

8 ARE 309Ted Feitshans016-8 State programs Subject to OSHA approval May be more stringent than the federal

9 ARE 309Ted Feitshans016-9 Research & Assistance National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health (NIOSH) Grants, research & education Collection & publication of statistics Economic assistance to small business

10 ARE 309Ted Feitshans Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP) Exempted from routine inspections Meet or exceed all standards Fewer injuries/lost days

11 ARE 309Ted Feitshans Links Toxic releases


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