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What is OSHA - Topic 2

What is OSHA: Topic 2 - What rights do you have under OSHA? 

A. Right to a Safe & Healthful Workplace

Most importantly, the creation of OSHA provided workers the right to a safe and healthful workplace. Section 5(a)(1) of the OSH Act states: “Each employer shall furnish to each of his employees employment and a place of employment which are free from recognized hazards that are causing or are likely to cause death or serious physical harm to his employees." A safe and healthful workplace means that hazards are removed and workers are trained. If a hazard cannot be removed completely, protection (for example, respirators or earplugs) must be provided.

Topics: What is OSHA Safety Training

What is OSHA

The purpose of this series is to answer the question - What is OSHA? The series is composed of 6 indivdual topics. Each topic expands on the question - What is OSHA?

Topic 1. Why is OSHA important to you?

Topic 2. What rights do you have under OSHA?

Topic 3. What responsibilities does your employer have under OSHA?

Topic 4. What do the OSHA standards say?

Topic 5. How are OSHA inspections conducted?

Topic 6. Where can you go for help?

Topics: What is OSHA Safety Training