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OSHA Compliance and Workplace Safety

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Summary

An intensive one-day update on the latest OSHA rules and regulations, plus critical training on key safety issues for your organization

Workshop Description/Agenda

This information-packed workshop offers the cost-effective solutions you need to keep your people safe-and to keep OSHA inspectors off your doorstep! You'll get a comprehensive update on the very latest in OSHA's ever-changing requirements, and you'll also find out innovative ways other organizations are successfully using to meet these stringent standards - without busting the budget.

You'll gain an understanding of the basics of OSHA record-keeping, learn how to avoid the top 10 most common OSHA violations, get tips for using proactive safety audit tools and discover smart ways to prevent accidents from happening. In addition, you'll find out exactly what you need to do to be prepared for an OSHA site visit.

A special section on workplace violence offers real insight into reducing the risk of this grave threat to worker safety. Gain peace of mind -- and establish a safer, OSHA compliant facility -- using the solid strategies and essential information you'll receive in this must-attend update!


Agenda

OSHA Compliance - From "Must-Know" Basics to the Newest Regulations

  • Unscrambling OSHA's confusing lexicon to define citation, violation, standards, requirements, rules, guidelines and many more
  • A review of how OSHA's penalty system works
  • Comprehensive methods for assessing your organization's current level of OSHA compliance
  • What's the No. 1 most cited OSHA violation? The top 10?
  • Understanding the ins and outs of the lockout/tagout standard
  • The status of the proposed ergonomics standard - and what changes it will mean for your organization
  • Analyzing the potential effects of OSHA's proposed rules for safety and health programs
  • Protecting your organization by looking ahead: New OSHA standards proposed by October 2000
  • Essential resources for staying up-to-the-minute on changes in OSHA regulations

Preventing Common Workplace Hazards (and Accidents Waiting to Happen)

  • Forewarned is forearmed: Most common safety violations cited by OSHA
  • Recognizing how "gray areas" in OSHA's Accident Prevention Guidelines could cost your company a bundle
  • How-to's for using proactive safety audit tools to customize a safety audit that guarantees results
  • A workplace safety hazards checklist no organization should be without
  • Conducting a job hazard analysis that can open your eyes to major problems before someone is injured
  • Specifics that your Hazard Communication Program must include to comply with OSHA requirements
  • Understanding why employees disregard safety rules -- the reasons may surprise you!
  • Proven strategies for spotting and correcting reckless employee behavior
  • Preventing WMSDs: now the No. 1 cause of lost workdays due to injuries

Effectively Training Managers and Employees on Safety and OSHA Regulations

  • How do your training programs rate against OSHA's official training requirements for general industry?
  • Understanding exactly who must be trained -- and how often -- to meet OSHA standards
  • OSHA's Prevention and Control Programs and 7-Step Training Programs: Are they right for your organization?
  • Top reasons why safety training programs often fail to produce desired levels of improvement in safety
  • Essential components a safety training program must contain to be effective
  • Strategies for gaining employee -- and management -- buy-in for safety training
  • What to do before, during and after safety training to boost its impact and effectiveness
  • Training tips for motivating "reluctant" learners who'd rather endure a dental drill than safety training
  • Document, document, document: Failing to properly document training efforts could cost your organization plenty when OSHA inspectors ask to see training records

Complying with OSHA's Record-Keeping Requirements to the Letter

  • Overview of OSHA record-keeping requirements with an explanation of the recent changes
  • A word to the wise: The most frequently cited recordkeeping violations
  • OSHA requirements on retention, maintenance and location of records
  • Ins and outs of the OSHA 300 Log and 301 Form
  • How to correct an entry the OSHA way
  • Step-by-step guidelines for reporting a work injury in accordance with new OSHA requirements
  • Valuable timesaving tips for reducing the number of hours it takes to keep and maintain OSHA records
  • How many people in your organization should be trained in OSHA recordkeeping?
  • Using your records to spot hazards and track accident trends -- and significantly improve safety levels

Red Alert! How to Be Prepared for an OSHA Site Visit

  • Is your organization among those most likely to be inspected? Find out!
  • Valuable checklists that help you spot trouble -- and avoid horrendous fines -- before an inspector shows up
  • Hot spots: A list of places an OSHA inspector is guaranteed to look
  • Which records do inspectors scrutinize most closely?
  • Walking through the inspection process so you'll know what to expect
  • Tips for avoiding the most common mistakes organizations make during OSHA inspections
  • What you should know about OSHA's Program Evaluation Profile
  • How to contest an OSHA citation -- and is it worth it?
  • Conducting surprise self-inspections to ensure your organization is fully prepared and in compliance when OSHA comes calling

Who Should Attend

Anyone tasked with OSHA compliance for the organization

Additional Information

Training Provider: National Seminars Group

Course Topics: Industrial Training Training > Maintenance/Security/Safety

Training Course Summary: An intensive one-day update on the latest OSHA rules and regulations, plus critical training on key safety issues for your organization


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