The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has created a helpful webpage of important facts and resources for employers which outlines in detail how to comply with OSHA standards, go beyond compliance, and improve the bottom line.  OSHA’s Help for Employers features many of the most frequently asked questions by employers regarding their responsibilities to provide a safe and healthy workplace under the Occupational Safety and Health Act, including am I covered by OSHA, what are my responsibilities as an employer, how do I identify and control safety and health hazards in my business, and how do I comply with OSHA standards and rules?

Under each question employers can access one or more links to specific information and resources related to the question.  For example, under the question regarding compliance with OSHA standards and rules are several links, including Find OSHA’s standards and Use the OSHA Compliance Assistance “Quick Start” tool.

It is important for employers to understand that OSHA plays a vital role in workplace safety and health not only by setting and enforcing standards but also by providing training, outreach, education and assistance.  OSHA’s Help for Employers is an important step in its mission to educate and assist employers in understanding and fulfilling their responsibilities to provide a safe and healthy workplace for their employees.

About the OSHA Training Center

The OSHA Training Center at Chabot-Las Positas Community College District offers high quality Occupational Safety & Health Administration standards-based training for construction, maritime and general industry at its Center in Dublin, California, as well as locations throughout California, Arizona, Nevada, Hawaii and Guam. Programs offered include OSHA safety standards, Outreach Trainer courses, Cal/OSHA standards curriculum, environmental courses and customized on-site safety training. For more information, including a complete course schedule, visit the OSHA Training Center website or call (866) 936-OSHA (6742).