Osha is a federal organization which is under the department of labour that ensures safe and health working conditions for Americans by enforcing standards and providing workplace safety training.
In Osha construction standards ,what is a competent person?Discuss two examples of a competent person.
Competent person is the one that means one who is capable of identifying existing and predictable hazards in the surroundings or condition which are unsanitary, hazardous ,or dangerous to employee s, and who have authorization to take prompt corrective measures to eliminate them.
Examples of a competent person in Osha includes supervisors
foreman and Supervisors are responsible for supervisory role for providing and maintaining safe and healthy working conditions for employees (section 19of the act, executive order 12196).
Safety and health specialists performs technical monitoring ,consulting ,testing ,inspecting designing, hazard recognition, evacuation and control ,equipment and facility design ,standard ,analysis of accident ,injury and illness data. A competent person is one who is capable of identifying existing and predictable hazards in the workplace or environment that are unsanitary, hazardous, or dangerous to employees, and who has the authority to take prompt corrective measures to eliminate them.
Supervisors, foremen, and supervisors are examples of competent people in Osha. Supervisors are responsible for providing and maintaining safe and healthy working conditions for employees (section 19of the act, executive order 12196).
Technical monitoring, consulting, testing, inspecting, designing, hazard recognition, evacuation and control, equipment and facility design, standards, and analysis of accident, injury, and illness data are all performed by safety and health specialists.
Classification of employers under osha multi employees worksite policy?How do they relate to each other.?
– Exposing employer , is an employer whose own employees are exposed to a hazard .He must protect its employees from the hazards .
– Creating Employer is the employer who created the hazard
– Correcting employer is the employer who is responsible for correcting a hazard .
– Controlling employer or manager ,who by contractual rights or a combination of other rights has the authority to manage the exposing ,creating or correcting the employer.
The relationship between the employers is that they are all in a multitask project perform tasks which that will contribute to completion of a common project.
You are a safety manager on a large construction site and you have been notified that Osha inspector has arrived at the site gate inspection warrant at hand requesting access ,Decribe the procedure you would follow to accommodate the inspectors request? And how the inspection should proceed?
3) To allow an inspector access to his inspectorate work ,I would make sure the compliance officer displays his compliance credentials. I would also verify the OSHA federal or state compliance officer credential by calling the nearest federal or state OSHA office.
Inspection procedures involves:
-Opening conference ,where the compliance officer explains how the establishment was selected and how and what are likely scope of the inspection will be.
-Walkthrough-the compliance officer and accompanying representatives proceed through the establishment to inspect work areas for safety and hazards.
-closing conference-compliance officer conducts a closing conference with the employer ,employees, and employee’ s representatives.
OSHA general duty standards apply to every one if at all your business have employees.
Situation that may be cited as a violation of general duty duty clause involves:
-The hazard was likely to cause death ,according to general duty violation standard if a condition or activity in the workplace created hazard its considered as a violation.
-Employer had knowledge of the hazard or he should have had knowledge because the hazard was identified by him.
-The hazard was foreseeable,its nsidered as a violation if there was a feasible means to eliminate or materially reduce the hazard.
-Workers were exposed to the hazard.
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