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Introduction to OSHA 290 CFR 1910 & 1926

General Background:

More than 90 million Americans spend their days on the job. They are our most valuable national resource. Yet, until 1970, no uniform and comprehensive provisions existed for their protection against workplace safety and health hazards. In 1970, the Congress considered annual figures such as these:

  • Job related accidents accounted for more than 14,000 worker deaths.
  • Nearly 2 ½ million workers were disabled.
  • Ten times as many person-days were lost from job-related disabilities as from strikes.
  • Estimated new cases of occupational diseases totaled 300,000.

    The following course outline is designed to give students a better understanding of the role OSHA plays in today’s work environment.

  1. Introduction
    1. OSHA’s Purpose
    2. The Act’s Coverage
    3. Provisions for Federal Employees
    4. Provisions for State and Local Governments
  2. Standards
    1. Standards Development
    2. Standard Adoption
    3. Appealing a Standard
  3. Record Keeping and Reporting
    1. Injury and Illness Records
  4. Workplace Inspections
    1. Authority To Inspect
    2. Inspection Priorities
    3. Inspection Process
  5. Citations and Penalties
    1. Penalties
    2. Appeals Process

CSEM, Inc. may be contacted in the future to schedule a workplace evaluation in an effort to help strengthen any programs as well as maintain compliance with government regulations.