The Student News Site of Palestine High School

Pioneer Pages

Pioneer Pages

Pioneer Pages

Upcoming OSHA Training for Students

Upcoming OSHA Training for Students

Some of our fellow students have the opportunity to take part in OSHA 10 training. OSHA is a standard set to maintain a safe and ethical work environment for employees. OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) is a government agency that is within the United States Department of Labor and shields employees both in public and private places of employment. OSHA say that employers have to keep a safe working environment for all employees. They must provide applicable personal protective equipment (ppe), eliminating possible workplace hazards, providing all necessary training, and any other necessary options needed to safely perform their job duties. The following businesses that will be affected by OSHA regulations:

  • Businesses with 10 or more employees: If your business has 10 or more employees you will be required to fill out an annual injury and illness report. You will have to post this where all employees can see this as well.
  • Low-hazard industry businesses: Low-hazard businesses include retail, insurance, service, finance, and real estate. These businesses will only need to report on specific incidents instead of a full injury and illness report due to them not usually having dangerous situations on a daily basis.
  • Maritime business: These include any businesses that have work in shipyards, complete longshoring tasks, or build or repair ships. These businesses must obey to maritime operations guidelines that offer equipment safety and training and equipment must be inspected before and after each use.
  • Construction businesses: These businesses usually construct or repair bridges, roads, or other types of infrastructure.

OSHA has a small business handbook to help businesses meet expectations.

Leave a Comment
More to Discover
About the Contributor
Preston Cooper, Author
 I am Preston Cooper, a high school junior navigating the halls with a curious mind and a heart full of ambition. I'm all about finding the balance between academics, friends, and those unforgettable moments that shape who we become. Whether I'm studying , hanging out with my friends, or simply enjoying the rhythm of everyday life, I'm here to make the most of this incredible journey. Join me as I embrace the challenges and triumphs of being a junior in high school, and together, let's create memories that'll last a lifetime.

Comments (0)

All Pioneer Pages Picks Reader Picks Sort: Newest

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *