Osha Essay

2005 Words Aug 26th, 2012 9 Pages
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Jaisa Faye Ganir
University of Hawaii, West Oahu
PUBA 475 (67064)
June 26, 2012

Table of Contents
Introduction…….………………………………………………………………………………….3
History……………………………………………………………………………………………..3
Background………………………………………………………………………………...........3-5
Who OSHA Covers………………………………………………………………………..4 Who OSHA Doesn’t Cover……………………………………………………………..4-5
Worker Rights……………………………………………………………….…………….5
Regulations “Standards”………… ……………………………………………….............5
Organizational Profile………………………………………………….………………………..6-7
National……………………...…………………….………………………………………6
Regional………………………………………………...…………………………………6
Advisory Committee’s……………………..……………………………………………6-7
Annual
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The first are Private sector workers who are majority of employers in the nation (covered directly through Federal OSHA or through an OSHA-approved state program). Secondly, State and Local Government Workers, which are employees who work for the state and local government (not covered under Federal but have OSH Act protections if they worker in a state that has an OSHA-approved state program). For example, Hawaii is one of the 22 states and/or territories with and OSHA-approved program entitled the Hawaii Occupational Safety and Health (HIOSH). Thirdly, Federal Government Workers, federal agencies must have a safety and health program that meet the same standards as private employers.
Who OSHA Doesn’t Cover
The OSH Act does not cover all employers and employees. According to OSHA, the following are currently not covered under the OSH Act of 1970: * Self-employed * Immediate family members of farm employers that do not employ outside employees * Workplace Hazards regulated by another Federal agency (eg., the Federal Aviation Administration)
Worker Rights As part of OSH Act of 1970 and the OSHA mission, workers are entitled to various rights. All About OSHA states that, “workers are entitled to working conditions that do not pose a risk of serious harm. To help assure a safe and healthful workplace, OSHA

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