Assignment 8 - Discuss the important responsibilities of...

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Discuss the important responsibilities of OSHA. What implications do these have for HR managers? Please explain your response. The Occupational Safety and Hazard Administration (OSHA) is a division of the Department of Labor. Their purpose is to “ensure safe and healthful working conditions for working men and women by setting and enforcing standards and providing training, outreach, education and assistance (Occupation Safety and Hazard Administration). OSHA covers private sector employees in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, as well as all other US territories. OSHA does not cover self-employed workers, farms in which only immediate members of the employer’s family work, and workplaces already protected by other federal agencies or under other statutes. The main responsibility of OSHA is to develop job safety and health standards mandatory for employers to follow. These standards describe in detail how employers must protect employees from hazards. OSHA enforces these standards through work site inspections, employer assistance, and imposing citations and penalties. Employers must
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This note was uploaded on 02/14/2011 for the course MBA 621 taught by Professor Smith during the Spring '11 term at University of Hawaii - Hilo.

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Assignment 8 - Discuss the important responsibilities of...

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