What is the purpose of OSHA?
The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (OSH Act) was passed to prevent workers from being killed or seriously harmed at work. This law created the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), which sets and enforces protective workplace safety and health standards.
OSHA standards are rules that describe the methods employers are legally required to follow to protect their workers from hazards. Standards protect workers from a wide range of serious hazards. These standards limit the amount of hazardous chemicals workers can be exposed to, require the use of certain safe practices and equipment, and require employers to monitor certain workplace hazards.
OSHA and FAA
In 2014, OSHA coordinated a joint policy with the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), for improving workplace safety for aircraft cabin crewmembers. Under a memorandum of understanding, OSHA now enforces certain standards for cabin crewmembers (e.g., flight attendants), but not flight deck crews, and only while they are onboard aircraft in operation.
While the FAA’s aviation safety regulations take precedence, OSHA enforces the following standards:
- 1910.1200: Hazard communication
- 1910.1030: Bloodborne pathogens
- 1910.95: Occupational noise exposure [course coming soon]
- Workplace safety is required for all employees.
Occupational Safety and Health Training - Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
The content of this training is based on Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requirements for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) described in the 29 CFR 1910 (Code of Federal Regulations).
Duration: 45 minutes
– Understand the OSHA requirement for PPE
– Able to perform a hazard assessment and control hazards
– Know the different type of PPE
– Requirement for PPE
– Hazard Assessment
– Hasard Controlling
– Type of PPE
Target Group: Employees who need PPE in the workplace.
Occupational Safety and Health Training - Bloodborne Pathogens (BBP)
The content of this training is based on Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requirements for Bloodborne Pathogens (BBP) described in the 29 CFR 1910.1030 (Code of Federal Regulations) and on Aircraft Certification Service Exposure Control Plan found in the IR 3900.74 Appendix A written by the FAA.
– Understand and know the epidemiology and symptoms of the main bloodborne pathogens.
– Understand the OSHA BBP Standard.
– Understand the purpose of the Exposure Control Plan (ECP) and be able to use an ECP.
– Bloodborne Pathogens Definitions
– Exposure Control Plan
Target Group: AIR Employees : Aircraft cabin crewmembers
Occupational Safety and Health Training - Hazard Communication
The content of this training is based on Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requirements for Hazard Communication described in the 29 CFR 1910.1200 (Code of Federal Regulations) and on the Flight Standards Service Chemical Safety and Hazard Communication Program, Order 3900.78, written by the FAA.
– Understand general requirements of the Hazard Communication Standard.
– Understand what the workplace Hazard Communication Program includes.
– Understand and be able to use the information on labels and in Safety Data Sheets.
– Hazard Classification
– Hazard Communication Program
– Labels and Other Forms of Warning
– Safety Data Sheets
Target Group: all Flight Standards Service employees