TheSafetyTrainingCenter.net provides Safety Training Products, Online Safety Training Courses, and OSHA Training.
Course/Product Description
Title:

OSHA Increases Use Of General Duty Clause: How To Avoid Enforcement And Costly Penalties Amid The Agency's New Norm

SKU:WT-1001808
Format: Webinar
Description:

There are so many OSHA regulations, but many employers do not realize that when there is no specific standard, OSHA will use the General Duty Clause (GDC), Section 5(a)(1), of the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act) of 1970 to cite employers.

The GDC is the “gap filler” in enforcement actions that address recognized hazards where no OSHA standard exists. The Agency often looks to voluntary consensus standards as a basis for GDC citations (American National Standards Institute A10, National Fire Protection Association 70E, etc.), as well as information in manufacturer’s handbooks, and warning labels. And, during the past 3 years, OSHA’s use of the GDC has increased 15 percent.

The courts have interpreted OSHA’s GDC to mean that an employer has a legal obligation to provide a workplace free of conditions or activities that either the employer or industry recognizes as hazardous and that cause, or are likely to cause, death or serious physical harm to employees when there is a feasible method to abate the hazard.

In 2014, more than 1,500 GDC violations were cited, with nearly $5 million in penalties—it was 13th in OSHA’s most frequently violated standards list. So, whenever you feel frustrated because there are so many regulatory obligations, you should remind yourself—and your employer—of the GDC.

Learning Objectives:

  • The broad application of the general duty clause
  • Why OSHA is using the GDC more when issuing citations
  • How to prove employer recognition
  • Tips on how to avoid a GDC citation at your facility
  • Best practices for defending against a GDC citation
Register now to learn how to avoid enforcement penalties amid OSHA’s increased use of the general duty clause.

About Your Presenter:

Ana-Mari Ellington is a Legal Editor for BLR’s safety publications and has been with BLR since 2002. She writes federal and state regulatory summaries, develops compliance and educational materials for safety programs, and writes white papers and news articles about workplace safety. Ms. Ellington has also written numerous publications on workplace safety and health, including OSHA’s most frequently violated standards; hazard communication and GHS; personal protective equipment; and effective workplace training. In addition, Ms. Ellington, who is bilingual, manages the development of all Spanish-language materials at BLR, ensuring translation accuracy and consistency. She received her bachelor of arts in English and Spanish philology (linguistics) from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. Ana is a member of the American Society of Safety Engineers and the American Translators Association.

Licenses / Designations / Educational Credits:CSP
All US States: 0.1
About The Provider: BLR is a leader in helping organizations and their employees to reduce safety, environmental, and employment compliance-related legal exposure, stay on the right side of law, and achieve their full potential.

We offer best-in-class compliance product and services that includes news, information & analysis, best practice guidance, employee training and turn-key tools delivered in a wide range of formats from online applications, live events, and websites to books, CD's, video, posters, and newsletters geared to organizations and industries of all sizes.
Price: $127.00
More Info: Contact Us For More Information
Share This: Share on Facebook


Share on Twitter


Share on Google+


Keywords For This Course:

OSHA, General Duty, Compliance

Currently Scheduled Dates For This Webcast
There currently are no scheduled dates for this webcast. Please click here to search for another course.

OSHA Compliance Seminar
OSHA Compliance Seminar

Cal/OSHA Compliance Training
Cal/OSHA Compliance Training

Workers′ Comp 101: The Whats, Whens, And Whys
Workers′ Comp 101: The Whats, Whens, And Whys

How To Conduct A Mock OSHA Audit
How To Conduct A Mock OSHA Audit

HR′s Guide To Medical Marijuana In The Workplace
HR′s Guide To Medical Marijuana In The Workplace

OSHA Rules For Hiring Contract Employees
OSHA Rules For Hiring Contract Employees

Return-To-Work Strategies
Return-To-Work Strategies

7-Minute Safety Trainer-Spanish/English Edition
7-Minute Safety Trainer-Spanish/English Edition

HIPAA Compliance For Healthcare Professionals
HIPAA Compliance For Healthcare Professionals

OSHA Recordkeeping For Managers And Supervisors
OSHA Recordkeeping For Managers And Supervisors

What To Do When Applicants Or Employees Have A Criminal History
What To Do When Applicants Or Employees Have A Criminal History

Multi-State Payroll Tax Compliance
Multi-State Payroll Tax Compliance

I-9 Administrator Training - Top 10 Mistakes To Avoid In Completing, Storing, And Destroying Form I-9
I-9 Administrator Training - Top 10 Mistakes To Avoid In Completing, Storing, And Destroying Form I-9

How To Determine What Is A Reasonable Accommodation
How To Determine What Is A Reasonable Accommodation

OSHA 30-Hour Compliance Course
OSHA 30-Hour Compliance Course

Internal Investigations Certificate Program
Internal Investigations Certificate Program

FacebookTheSafetyTrainingCenter.net. 5755 North Point Parkway, Suite 228 | Alpharetta, GA 30022 | 770-410-0553 | support@TheSafetyTrainingCenter.net
Copyright TheSafetyTrainingCenter.net 2018 | Web Site Development by OTAU
Facebook