Flashcards in OSHA Deck (38):
The Occupational Safety and Health Act makes the US Occupational Safety and Health Administration responsible for
Assuring every working man and woman in the Nation safe and healthful working conditions
OSHA requires employers to furnish a place of employment which is free from
recognized hazards that are causing or likely to cause death or serious physical harm to employees
In general, who does the act extend to?
All employers in the US and its territories
Coverage is provided by whom?
Federal OSHA or through an OSHA-approved state program
If the state has an OSHA approved program, it must be
At least as effective as the federal program
OSHA has the authority to do what?
Inspect any facility under its jurisdiction
Assess penalties for violations
OSHA inspections are usually conducted without
Alerting an employer without proper authorization in advance of an OSHA inspection can bring
$1,000 fine and/or a 6 month jail term
OSHA has established the following inspection priorities
Catastrophes and Fatal Accidents
The OSHA compliance officer should display these and ask to meet with an appropriate employer representative
Compliance officers may not collect this at the time of inspection
Compliance officers may not promote this at any time
The sale of a product or service
What happens in the opening conference?
The compliance officer explains how the establishment was selected and determines whether it will be subject to a comprehensive safety inspection
Where there is no authorized employee representative, the compliance officer must consult with a reasonable number of employees concerning what?
Safety and health matters in the workplace
The route and duration of the inspection are determined by whom?
The Compliance officer
The compliance officer obsveres
Safety and health conditions and practices
If necessary, the compliance officer
Takes photos and instrument readings, collects air samples, measures noise levels, surveys existing engineering controls, and monitors employee exposure to toxic fumes, gases, and dusts
OSHA places special importance on
Posting and recordkeeping
The compliance officer will inspect records of
Deaths, injuries, and illness which the employer is required to keep
The compliance officer will ensure that the OSHA workplace poster, _________, which explains employees' safety and health rights, is prominently displayed
Funeral homes are NOT required to display these forms
OSHA forms 200 or 101
After the inspection, a closing conference is held with whom?
The compliance officer will give the employer a copy of
Employer Rights and Responsibility Following an OSHA inspection
These inform the employer and employees of the regulations and standards alleged to have been violated and of the proposed length of time set for their abatement
The employer will receive citations and notices of proposed penalties by
The employer must post a copy of each citation at or near the place a violation occurred for how long?
3 days, or until the violation is abated, whichever is longer
The area director is authorized to enter into _________ that revise citations and penalties
Upon receiving a citation, the employer must correct the cited hazard by
The abatement date
What may prevent the completion of corrections by the specified date
Factors beyond the employer's control
An employer who has made this may file for a Petition for Modification (PMA) date
Good Faith Effort to comply
Within _______ of receipt of the citation, the employer who wished to contest a citation must submit a written objection to OSHA
15 Working Days
All employers, including funeral directors, must display poster 2203, which is
OSHA's job safety and health protection workplace poster
OSHA form 200
Basic log and summary of occupational illness and injury.
OSHA form 101
Used to supply supplementary information regarding each injury and illness noted on the log; need not be completed if other forms contain the information
Funeral homes are not required by federal OSHA to maintain these forms
200 and 101
NFDA strongly recommends members voluntarily obtain and use the standarded forms provided by
Funeral homes are required to report, orally or in writing, to their local or regional OSHA office, any employee accident that results in
The death of 1 employee or the hospitalization of 5+ employees