Safety in the workplace is important for all employees. OSHA, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, is a federal agency whose main objective is to ensure and promote a safe work environment for employees. This training will go over the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the elements of a claim, OSHA standards, prevention of injuries, workplace safety programs, and how to enforce the OSH Act.
One of the most important responsibilities employers have to their employees is to provide safe workplaces. This course focuses on the Occupational Safety and Health Act, including its requirements for employers and the manner in which the law is enforced. In the event that workers are hurt on the job, state workers’ compensation laws come into play and provide remedies to injured employees. Although workers’ compensation statutes are among the very oldest employment laws, they continue to generate legal questions about when employees are entitled, or limited, to workers’ compensation benefits. This course will help toward achieving compliance with OSHA standards in the workplace.