The goal of every safety professional and safety program is to be proactive and to identify problems while complying within safety guidelines. This book clarifies basic questions about legal liability, how to minimize, prevent, and identify legal risks. Appendices, case studies, and sample forms are included in this resource. The whole book will be revised due to the laws and regulations in the workplace changing. This revised edition will address all of the changes in the laws as well as providing guidance on how to achieve and maintain compliance.
Overview and History. Proposed Legislation and Trends. Safety & Loss Prevention Professional and the Americans with Disabilities Act. Legal Liabilities Under Worker’s Compensation Laws. Protecting your Organization or Company. Personal Liability for Safety & Loss Prevention Professionals. Other Legal Considerations. Safety & Labor. Other Laws Impacting the Safety Function. Appendix A: Occupational Safety & Health Act. Appendix B: Citation and Notification of Penalty (OSHA). Appendix C: Safety Audit Assessment Sample Form. Appendix D: Charge of Discrimination Sample Form. Appendix E: OSHA Complaint Sample Form. Appendix F: Workers Compensation Sample Form. Appendix G: First Report of injury Sample Form. Appendix H: Federal Sentencing Guidelines. Appendix I: Guide to Occupational Safety Review Commission Procedures.