OSHA regulations & environmental compliance analysis

OSHA: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (OSH Act), 29 USC 651 to 678, and regulations at 29 CFR 1902.1 to 1990.152

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Covered employers under the OSH Act: 29 CFR 1910.5 and 29 CFR 1975.1 to 1975.6

General Duty Clause (GDC): 29 USC 654

OSHA standards:

Health standards: 29 CFR 1910.1000 to 1910.1096 (general industry) and 29 CFR 1926.1100 to 1926.1152 (construction)

Safety standards: 29 CFR 1910.1 to 1910.440 (general industry) and 29 CFR 1926.20 to 1926.1091 (construction)

Hazard communication: 29 CFR 1910.1200

Injury and illness recordkeeping and reporting: 29 CFR 1904.0 to 1904.46

Posting of notice: 29 CFR 1903.2

Agency inspections: 29 CFR 1903.1 to 1903.19 and 29 CFR 1926.3 (construction)

Antidiscrimination: 29 CFR 1977.1 to 1977.23

Penalties: 29 USC 666 and regulations at 29 CFR 1903.15

Regulatory Agency

U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

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OSHA Overview

The OSH Act was designed to "assure, as far as possible, every working man and woman in the nation safe working conditions and to preserve our human resources." It attempts to achieve this end through a set of uniform national standards for workplace safety and health practices throughout the country.

OSHA, a regulatory agency within the U.S. Department of Labor, was given ...

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