Introduction to OSHA & the OSH Act

Course Description

This course gives a basic overview of OSHA, OSHA act, and OSHA’s role in prevention and elimination of work-related illnesses and injuries.

It includes information about employer and employee rights and responsibilities, and a very brief look at the inspection process, reporting and recordkeeping.   This course will prove beneficial for those who are directly or indirectly involved with OSHA and OSH Act.

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Course Details

Next Start Date:
Friday October 18, 2019
Federal Standard:
Occupational Health & Safety Act of 1970


1 hour
Course Availability:
Online 24/7

Course Objectives


  1. Understand what OSHA is
  2. Describe the Occupational Health & Safety [OSH] Act
  3. Explain how the General Duty Clause affects employers
  4. Identify the different types of OSHA violation
  5. Explain how OSHA conducts inspections
  6. Understand OSHA’s requirements
  7. Understand employers’ & workers’ rights


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Course Content


  1. Introduction
  2. OSHA Standards
  3. Recordkeeping
  4. Inspections
  5. Employers’ and workers’ rights and responsibilities
  6. Summary


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System Requirements

The elements listed below are the minimum system requirements to take this online course. While you may use the minimum requirements, your experience online will be greatly enhanced through the use of a faster internet connection, i.e. cable or DSL as opposed to ‘dial-up’.

  • IBM PC Compatible Computer [200 MHz processor with 32MB RAM]
  • Sound Card with speakers or headphones
  • SVGA [800×600] video card, driver, and monitor
  • Microsoft Windows 95/98/ME/NT/2000/XP
  • Internet connection [minimum 56Kbps recommended]
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer version 5.0 or greater [free download]
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