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What is the job of OSHA?


The Occupational Safety and Health Administration, or OSHA, is responsible for enforcing health and safety regulations in American workplaces. Workers, employers, and manufacturers are required to comply with the standards set up by OSHA to ensure that work environments remain safe for everyone. Unfortunately, when these important regulations are ignored and violations occur, the consequences can be fatal.

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Types of OSHA Violations 

There are four (4) types of OSHA violations that can occur. These include:

  • Willful-An OSHA regulation is intentionally ignored.
  • Serious-A workplace hazard could cause a serious or fatal injury or accident.
  • Repeated-A workplace has been repeatedly cited for OSHA violations.
  • Other-than-serious-A condition exists on the worksite that could affect safety or health, but does not have the potential to be fatal.

Most employers are required to display prominently OSHA posters informing workers of their rights and obligations, as well as any current citations issued by OSHA inspectors. Employers are not required to report every workplace injury to OSHA; however, they must report to OSHA any work-related death, eye loss, amputation, or hospitalization.

Common OSHA Violations

The most frequent OSHA violations are in the industrial/construction industries. The most common violations seen on the worksite include:

  • Falls
  • Scaffolding
  • Ladders
  • Machine guards
  • Powered industrial trucks

Not only does OSHA set and enforce the workplace standards to prevent violations, they will also impose penalties for non-compliance, which will vary with the type of violation.

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