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The Complete Guide to OSHA Compliance

1st Edition

By Joel M. Cohen, Robert D. Peterson

CRC Press

416 pages

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Hardback: 9780873716819
pub: 1995-12-13
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The Complete Guide to OSHA Compliance is an easy-to-understand, one-stop resource designed to help safety professionals, industrial hygienists, and human resources personnel ensure compliance with existing and upcoming OSHA regulations. This essential book explains employer and employee rights and responsibilities, and it provides everything you need to know about employer standards and standards for specific operations.

The Complete Guide to OSHA Compliance describes the process of injury/illness recordkeeping and the reporting system required by OSHA. It also explains how to conduct a self-audit to determine whether a company is in full compliance. Furthermore, it informs companies of their rights in an inspection and explains how to handle citations and appeals, should they arise.

Table of Contents

Understanding OSHA -An Overview

OSHA Recordkeeping

Recordkeeping Requirements for Injuries and Illnesses

How to Keep OSHA Records

Regulations that Apply to All Employers

Access to Employee Exposure and Medical Records

Emergency Action Plan and Fire Protection Plan

Medical Services and First Aid


Hazard Communication Program

Regulations that Apply to Some Employers

Personal Protective Equipment

Respiratory Protection

Occupational Noise Exposure

Toxic and Hazardous Substances

Occupational Exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens

Occupational Exposure to Hazardous Chemicals in Laboratories

Accident Prevention Plan






Corrective Measures


Worker Information and Training


Presenting the Topics


Supervisor Training

Training Under HAZWOPER

OSHA Inspections

Regulatory Authority of the Department of Labor

Scheduling an OSHA Inspection-How and Why

Unprogrammed Inspections

Imminent Danger Inspections

Fatality or Catastrophe Investigations

Emergency Situations

Complaint and Referral Inspections

Programmed Inspections

Comprehensive and Partial Inspections

No Advance Warning

OSHA Citations and Proposed Penalties

Types of Citations


General Duty Clause

Existing Hazard

Recognizable Hazard

Death or Serious Harm

Feasible, Available Abatement Measures Exist

Avoiding OSHA Inspections and Conduct of Such Inspections

Avoiding an OSHA Inspection

Conduct of Inspection and Dealing with an Inspector

Inspection Procedure Recommendations

Walk-Around Inspection

Closing Conference

Appeal or Not? and Appealing a Citation or Penalty

Posting of Citation

Reasons to Appeal

Appealing a Citation or Penalty

Informal Conference


U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Regional and Area Offices

Regional Offices of the Bureau of Labor Statistics

A Brief Guide to Recordkeeping Requirements for Occupational Injuries and Illnesses

SIC Code Exemptions

Supplementary Record of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses

29 CFR 1910.20 Access to Employee Exposure and Medical Records

29 CFR 1910.38 Employee Emergency Plans and Fire Prevention Plans

29 CFR 1910.151 Medical Services and First Aid; 29 CFR 1926.50 Medical Services and First Aid

29 CFR 1910.22 General Requirements; 29 CFR 1910.176 Handling Materials-General; 29 CFR 1926.25 Housekeeping

29 CFR 1910.1200 Hazard Communication

29 CFR 1910.132 General Requirements; 29 CFR 1910.133 Eye and Face Protection; 29 CFR 1910.134 Respiratory Protection

29 CFR 1910.146 Permit Required Confined Spaces

29 CFR 1910.95 Occupational Noise Exposure

29 CFR 1910.1000-1910.1001 Air Contaminants

29 CFR 1910.1030 Bloodborne Pathogens

29 CFR 1910.1450 Occupational Exposure to Hazardous Chemicals in Laboratories

Workplace Injury & Illness Prevention Sample Programs

29 CFR 1926.21 Safety Training and Education

29 CFR 1910.120 Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response

Example: Company Inspection Procedure


Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LAW / Environmental
SCIENCE / Environmental Science
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Environmental / General
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Industrial Health & Safety