OSHA provide guidelines for general industry and construction compliance. Nearly all OSHA compliance regulations have a basis in ensuring the health and safety of workers and the workplace.
OSHA provide guidelines for general industry and construction compliance. Nearly all OSHA compliance regulations have a basis in ensuring the health and safety of workers and the workplace. Click To Tweet
The result for employers and employees in general industry and construction is a reduction in workplace hazards, injury and death. By maintaining OSHA compliance, employers avoid unnecessary risk and costly legal liability.
As such, OSHA’s online website provides a wealth of documentation that clarifies and updates OSHA compliance regulations. Here is an example of a regulatory citation found at the OSHA online site:
“Occupational Safety & Health Act of 1970
(Public Law 91-596, December 29, 1970 with amendments through January 1, 2004)
To assure safe and healthful working conditions for working men and women; by authorizing enforcement of the standards developed under the Act; by assisting and encouraging the States in their efforts to assure safe and healthful working conditions; by providing for research, information, education, and training in the field of occupational safety and health; and for other purposes.”
Note that in addition to citing the specific public law reference and amendments employers and employees are also availed of the specific purpose of the OSHA Act of 1970. From a legislative action, OSHA’s fundamental purpose was created.
Code of Federal Regulations (CFR)
If employers and employees are seeking specific requirements for the construction industry, they can research this by clicking on the tab found under the title: “Find an OSHA Standard” labeled “Construction.” Construction requirements are listed under 29 CFR 1926 Subpart A through Subpart CC App C.
Within these subparts for construction requirements, these basics are included:
- Safety and health regulations
- Compliance rules for administrative and enforcement standards
- Provisions for health and safety
- Workplace exposure to hazards
- Potential injury
- Operation of construction machinery
- Subparts containing data sheets on exposure to chemicals
- Criteria for personal protection
OSHA Defines Requirements According to Industry
OSHA compliance regulations apply to employers and employees. Thus, similar OSHA compliance citations for general industry may also be found in construction requirements. This is basically an OSHA reiteration applied generically to multiple industries found in OSHA’s compliance database.
For example, across industry requirements there are issues such as:
- How to file health and safety complaints
- Report severe workplace injury or death
- Where to find a local OSHA office
- How to request a free OSHA consultation
- Information on OSHA courses applicable to general industry and construction.
Online OSHA Training Courses
For most employers and employees who require OSHA 10 and 30 training, online courses are found at OSHAcampus.com.
Employers and employees should visit and review the 10 and 30 hour OSHA training courses related to general workplace operations.
In the construction industry, for example, construction managers and supervisors should offer these courses to new hires and as refresher courses for themselves and their existing employee base.
These courses provide a thorough understanding of OSHA workplace compliance, as well as OSHA certification. To enroll employees today, visit: OSHAcampus.com.