The Occupational Safety and Health Act, passed in 1970, is an extremely detailed and complicated body of federal law. There are thousands of pages of standards and regulations covering everything from drinking water containers to underwater welding.
The law firm of Fisher & Phillips LLP has provided a 28-page booklet intended to provide readers with general knowledge about the scope of the regulations and the potential liability for non-compliance. The booklet includes:
An overview of OSHA coverage and enforcement
Specific information on the OSHA standards and regulation
The complexity of the standards and regulations tends to create numerous (and costly) traps for an unwary employer. The booklet is designed to help you more effectively recognize potential problem areas within your facility. The booklet should not be used as legal advice, nor should it be used as a substitute for reviewing the actual regulations. (Spencer Skeen, partner, Fisher & Phillips LLP: www.laborlawyers.com)