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Chapter_16_On_Occupational_Safety_And_Health_Act_(OSHA)

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Unformatted text preview: epatitis B virus virus 29 CFR 1910.132 requires employers to 29 provide personal protective equipment 29 CFR 1910.145 (f) requires accident 29 prevention tags to warn of biological hazards. Brian Chu Wednesday, April 24, 2013 Brian 32 Refusal to Work Refusal Where an employee or a group of employees believe Where that the employer has violated its general duty to provide a safe working environment, the employees may refuse to work in that environment or to perform a given task. The employees’ refusal must be based on a ___________ ____________ __ ______ ___ ________ ______, coupled with a reasonable belief ________ coupled that no less drastic alternative is available. If an employee chooses not to perform an assigned task as a result of this apprehension, the Act prohibits an employer from discharging or discriminating against that employee. Brian Chu Wednesday, April 24, 2013 Brian 33 Violence in the Workplace Workplace violence can range from threats and verbal abuse to physical assaults and homicide. OSHA reports that approximately 2 million Americans are victims of workplace violence each year. year. What can an employer do to protect employees from workplace violence? employees Brian Chu Wednesday, April 24, 2013 Brian 34 Violence in the Workplace Violence An employer’s zero-tolerance policy An toward workplace violence and a prevention program are key elements of protection for employees. of Employers who do not take reasonable steps to prevent or abate a recognized violence hazard in the workplace may be found to be in violation of the _______ ____ _______. _______ Brian Chu Wednesday, April 24, 2013 Brian 35 Reporting Requirements Any employer covered by the Act, with the exception of those with ______ or fewer employees, must maintain certain records for OSHA compliance. Where the injury or illness is work-related and meets the general recording criteria or falls into specific categories, reporting is mandated Reports must be on Form 300 produced by the Department of Labor, and must be posted for the employees to see each year from February 1 to April 30. April Brian Chu Wednesday, April 24, 2013 36 Reporting Requirements Reporting Reports must contain the following information: a. Incident date b. Category of illness, if applicable c. Description of incident d. Identification of affected employee e. Extent of illness or injury f. If incident was an illness, whether the If employee was eventually transferred or terminated terminated Brian Chu Wednesday, April 24, 2013 37 Reporting Requirements Reporting Within _____ days of an incident reported on Within _____ Form 300, an additional record containing more complete information (Form 301) must be made (Form and filed with OSHA In addition, an incident involving __________ or __________ the hospitalization of _____ or more employees _____ must be reported to the Administration within _ ______ of the incident ______ Brian Chu Wednesday, April 24, 2013 Brian 38 Reporting Requirements Reporting If the injury or illness does not result from a work-related If cause, no report need be made If the injury or illness is work-related, then it must be reported as long as it is an illness, death or an injury which involves 1) _______ treatment, 2) ____ __ _______________, 3) ___________ of work or motion, or 4) ________...
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