The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 states that the purpose of the Act is “ to assure so far as possible every working man and woman in the Nation, safe and healthful working conditions and preserve our natural resources.” Section 19 specifically charges the head of each federal agency with the responsibility to “establish and maintain an effective and comprehensive occupational safety and health programs.” The requirement to have a program consistent with OSHA standards was expanded upon by Executive Order 12196 on February 26, 1980. This order requires each Agency Head to comply with all standards issued under section 6 of the Act except where the Secretary approves compliance with alternative standards.
This course introduces federal agency collateral duty safety and health personnel to the OSH Act, Executive Order 12196, 29 CFR 1960, 29 CFR 1910 and 29 CFR 1926. The training enables participants to recognize basic safety and health hazards in the workplace and effectively assist agency safety and health officers with inspection and abatement efforts.
Course hand out material includes a copy of the current 29 CFR 1910, 1926 and 1960 Standards.
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