Introduction To OSHA
Introduction to OSHA discusses the rights and responsibilities employees and employers have under OSHA and how the agency enforces its regulations. The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 gave employees the right to a safe and healthy workplace. The OSH Act also created OSHA, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, which creates regulations to protect worker health and safety across the country.
To comply with OSHA requirements and build safety culture in the workplace, employers need to ensure that employees have a solid understanding of OSHA's mission and how the agency protects them on the job. Areas included in the program include information on OSHA and its mission, employees' rights under OSHA, employers responsibilities under OSHA, how OSHA inspections are conducted, filing a complaint with OSHA, and learning more about safety and health issues.