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. OSHA Enforcement. OSHA Requirements. Employer's Rights. Managing an Effective Safety and Loss Prevention Program. Criminal Sanctions. OSHA Standards and Requirements. Legislation and Trends. Safety and Loss Prevention and the Americans with Disabilities Act. Legal Liabilities Under Workers' Compensation Laws. Protecting Your Organization or Company. Personal Liability for Safety and Loss Prevention Professionals. Other Legal Considerations. Safety and Labor. Other Laws Impacting the Safety Function. References. Appendix A: Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970. Appendix B: OSHA Severe Violator Enforcement Program (SVEP). Appendix C: OSHA Penalties. Appendix D: Filing a Charge of Discrimination. Appendix E: OSHA Online Complaint Form.
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.