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Corporate Safety Compliance

OSHA, Ethics, and the Law, 1st Edition

By Thomas D. Schneid

CRC Press

332 pages | 4 B/W Illus.

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Description

Safety and health professionals face potential legal and ethical issues on an almost daily basis. In a landscape of changing responsibilities and new laws, they often make difficult decisions that can result, in hindsight, in the creation of legal issues and liabilities for themselves and their companies. Written by occupational health and safety expert Ton Schneid, Corporate Safety Compliance: OSHA, Ethics, and the Law provides guidance though the maze of legal issues involving OSHA and OSHRC and how to avoid potential legal liability.

Tackling safety and ethical issues head on, Schneid explores issues in criminal liability for individuals and corporations under the OSHA Act and state criminal codes. He includes methods for achieving and maintaining OSHA compliance, using specific case studies to illustrate ways to avoid or minimize the impact of legal issues. The text addresses not only OSHA regulations and standards but also the legal aspects up to and including OSHRC decisions on specific issues. Additionally, the author examines the ethical issues involved in many of the legal aspects of the safety issues as well as ethical issues in the day-to-day management of safety and health.

The mere mention of the word OSHA scares many people. Often, OSHA has been the much maligned federal agency that was the brunt of attacks from both management and labor organizations. Tom Schneid elucidates the potential legal and ethical issues of the new industrialized workplace. His proactive approach helps you avoid or minimize potential liabilities, where possible, but also gives you the tools to be prepared and knowledgeable in the unique appellate process with OSHA and the OSHRC.

Table of Contents

Introduction

History of OSHA

OSHA Inspection Procedures

Corporate Compliance Management

Preparing for an Inspection

OSHA Penalty Structure

Defenses to an OSHA Citation

Criminal Sanctions under the OSH Act and Beyond

Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission

Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission Appeal Procedures

Operational Compliance

Multi-Employer Worksite Issues

Workers’ Compensation and Safety

Other Litigation Issues

Other Laws Affecting the Safety Function

Ethics in the Safety Profession

Emerging Issues in Safety

Appendix A Rights and Responsibilities under the OSH Act

Appendix B Guide to Review Commission Procedures: Occupational

Safety and Health Review Commission (August 2005)

Appendix C SAMPLE Corporate Compliance Program Checklist

Appendix D The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Appendix E Secretary of Labor v. Summitt Contractors, Inc., Respondent

(OSHRC Docket No. 03-1622)

Appendix F OSHA: Employee Workplace Rights

Appendix G OSHA Field Inspection Reference Manual CPL 2.103,

Section 8 — Chapter IV. Post-Inspection Procedures

Appendix H Workplace Violence: Hazard Awareness

Appendix I The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)

Appendix J CPL 02-00-124 — CPL 2-0.124 — Multi-Employer Citation Policy

Index

About the Series

Occupational Safety & Health Guide Series

The aim of this series is to develop books to address the myriad of unique topics which are encompassed within the areas of responsibility of a safety professional. The scope of the series is broad addressing traditional occupational safety and health topics as well as emerging and correlating topic areas such as ergonomics, security, labor, school safety, employment, workplace violence, and other topics. Safety professionals often assume a broad spectrum of responsibilities, depending on the organization, which go beyond the traditional safety professional’s role. This series should become the "one stop" source for safety professionals to locate texts on traditional as well as emerging and correlating subjects related to the safety and health function.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LAW034000
LAW / Environmental
TEC009060
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Industrial Engineering
TEC017000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Industrial Health & Safety