Occupational Safety and Health Administration
With the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, Congress created the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to assure safe and healthful working conditions for working men and women by setting and enforcing standards and by providing training, outreach, education and assistance.
OSHA is part of the United States Department of Labor. The administrator for OSHA is the Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health. OSHA’s administrator answers to the Secretary of Labor, who is a member of the cabinet of the President of the United States.
Know Your Rights
Under federal law, you are entitled to a safe workplace. Your employer must provide a workplace free of known health and safety hazards. If you have concerns, you have the right to speak up about them without fear of retaliation. You also have the right to:
- Be trained in a language you understand
- Work on machines that are safe
- Be provided required safety gear, such as gloves or a harness and lifeline for falls
- Be protected from toxic chemicals
- Request an OSHA inspection, and speak to the inspector
- Report an injury or illness, and get copies of your medical records
- See copies of the workplace injury and illness log
- Review records of work-related injuries and illnesses
- Get copies of test results done to find hazards in the workplace
OSHA Education Center is an education and training program given by American Safety Council (ASC) worldwide for OSHA-inspired construction and general industry hazard recognition world-wide. ASC is a market leader in authoring and delivery of e-Learning education and training to address transportation and workplace safety, continuing education and training on behalf of business, government and higher learning institutions. U.S. Employers will find this training useful in meeting their training obligations outlined in OSHA Standards 29 C.F.R. 1926.21(B)(2). The OSHA Education Center courses in occupational and safety training offered by the American Safety Council are educational courses that upon completion will not result in issuance of an OSHA Outreach Training Program student completion card.
*Upon completion of our online OSHA standards training you will receive a completion certificate.