The life of every human being is precious. Yet due to negligence and improper safety measures, thousands of workers die each year in the construction industry alone. To minimize or eliminate casualties and fatalities, OSHA requires employers to protect their employees from workplace hazards through proper and effective engineering or work practice controls. When these controls are not feasible, the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) is required.
It is the employer's responsibility to assess the workplace hazards. If they are present or likely to be present and work practice controls alone are not sufficient, then the employer must provide personal protective equipment to the exposed employees. This course gives you a basic understanding of OSHA's role in the prevention and elimination of work-related casualties and fatalities.
- Understand the OSH Act, the functions and resources of OSHA
- Become aware of the OSHA inspection priorities and describe the inspection process
- Know the rights and responsibilities of employers and employees under the OSH Act
- Learn the major hazards associated with general industry work and how to avoid, protect or control them. This includes:
-Slips, trips, falls associated with walking and working surfaces
-Effective Egress and fire protection program
-Outline the general requirements for general safety standards
-Flammable and combustible liquids and gasses
-Hazards of chemicals
-Understand the value of personal protective equipment, usage and limitations
-Learn the basic elements of a safety and health program
Subject Matter Expert
Bio for Robert J. Aquadro, CSP
Bob has over thirty years of experience in achieving world class safety and health performance. Some of his major accomplishments include attaining OSHA Voluntary Protection Program STAR status and ISO 9002 certification. He helped lead a manufacturing plant to over 4 million hours without a recordable injury and a construction project to over 1 million hours without a recordable injury. He has successfully worked in a variety of industries from semiconductors and petrochemical plants to off shore construction projects both domestically and internationally.
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End of Course Instructions
Upon successful completion of this course and the accompanying survey, you will receive a completion card from the provider of this course on behalf of the Department of Labor. This completion card will normally take 4-6 weeks to process and ship.
YOU MUST COMPLETE THE SURVEY AT THE END OF THIS TRAINING TO RECEIVE YOUR DOL CARD.
Once you complete the course, you will be provided with a completion certificate which will be available through your My Training page. Please be aware the certificate is not an official document. It serves only as evidence of your completion of the course until you receive your official Department of Labor card in the mail.
All quizzes must be passed with a 70% to proceed forward to the next lesson. No quiz can be failed three times, if you fail any quiz or exam three times you will be permanently locked out of the OSHA Outreach Program online and will be forced to complete the course in the classroom.
The final exam must be passed with a 70% to successfully complete the course. If you fail any quiz or exam three times you will be permanently locked out of the OSHA Outreach Program online and will be forced to complete the course in the classroom.
You will find supplementary materials available for download by clicking the "Materials" tab on the menu located within the course player. Other reference materials are available from the OSHA website; please visit http://www.osha.gov/dte/outreach/
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