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OSHA Compliance Bootcamp


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This course provides an in-depth review of OSHA's general industry standards and a comprehensive look at the requirements for the more frequently referenced standards and letters of interpretation. It presents detailed information on how to implement the provisions of the OSH Act in the workplace, your rights and responsibilities under the OSH Act, what to expect from an OSHA inspection, the appeals process, written program requirements, training requirements, and recordkeeping. Special emphasis is placed on those areas that are viewed as the most hazardous, using OSHA standards as a guide.


Who Should Attend this course?
  • Anyone who needs to know OSHA policies, scope, application, procedures, and standards as well as general industry safety and health principles
  • Designed for all types of private and public sector organizations
what will i learn in this course?
  • Increase your knowledge of your obligations
  • Discover OSHA's priorities and how they impact you
  • Look closely at hazard communications, OSHA’s most frequently cited standard
  • Learn the details of strategic planning for an OSHA inspection
  • Find out what to expect in the future from OSHA
  • 3.1 CEUs, 3.1 COCs, 5.01 CMs, ABIH approval #10-283
Duration: 5 days

Dates & Locations

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All times are approximate as duration depends on questions and interaction from the audience and attendee make-up. For example, if no attendees are covered by the PSM standard, then that will be a very short overview.

Day one starts at 8:00 – subsequent days will start at 7:30 if so desired by the students, allowing them to get out earlier in the afternoon (around 3:45 – 4:30) for most days.


7:30 am - 8:00 am - Registration

8:00 am - 8:15 am - Opening Remarks

Video "The Newcomers"

01 OSHA Background
Learn who is covered by OSHA; who is not; the purpose of the OSHA Act; state plans and how administrative responsibilities are split within the federal government. You will also learn the differences between coverage under different sets of OSHA Standards: General Industry, Construction, Agriculture, and Maritime Standards.

02 OSHA General Industry Training Requirements
Learn the training requirements that OSHA suggests10:00 am - 10:15 am - Break

03 OSHA Workplace Violence
Learn about OSHA’s view on workplace violence: What do they suggest and how do they enforce?

04 Process Safety Management (PSM)
This presentation will address the extensive requirements for persons covered by the Process Safety Management Standard. Your specific requirements will be discussed.12:00 pm - 1:00 pm - Lunch Break (with 7:30 start 11:30 am - 12:30 pm)

05 Hazardous Materials
Storage and handling of hazardous materials like compressed gases, oxygen, ammonia systems, flammable and combustible liquids. Specific OSHA regulations on these subjects are discussed in an overview of these requirements.2:30 pm - 2:45 pm - Break

05a Welding
Welding hazards are among the most common hazards in workplaces of all kinds. Specific OSHA regulations on these subjects are discussed in an overview of these requirements.


8:00 am - 5:00 pm (or 7:30 am - 4:30 pm)

06 OSHA Inspections, Citations and Penalties
Current OSHA inspection and enforcement priorities will be discussed in this session, including OSHA special emphasis programs, such as amputations and those in the petrochemical industries. You will also learn some special considerations that prompt inspections, such as lockout/tag-out and accidents resulting in fatalities.Learn who has the authority to inspect and which on-site inspection procedures are appropriate. Cover the differences between requiring a warrant and requiring a subpoena for documents. Learn what OSHA does when it conducts an inspection, how an inspection is an evidence gathering exercise, and how the things you say during an inspection can be used against you. Focus on pre-inspection planning, the inspection process, and controlling the inspection.Learn the details of an OSHA inspection from start to finish and even the aftermath.9:45 am - 10:00 am - Break

07 Machine Guarding
The existing machine-guarding standards have been unchanged since the inception of OSHA. However, with the addition of the Control of Hazardous Energy Standard (Lockout/Tagout), new attention has focused on this section of the regulations.

08 Lockout / Tag-out / Electrical
Guided by your instructor, you will explore solutions that have worked for other industries. Learn compliance strategies for machine-specific procedures + group LOTO exercise.12:00 pm - 1:00 pm - Lunch Break (with 7:30 am start 11:30 am - 12: 30 pm)

09 OSHA and Industrial Hygiene
Learn the principles of industrial hygiene as OSHA applies to them. Discuss permissible exposure limits, how they are interpreted, and how to assess whether your employees are overexposed. Find out exactly what it takes to comply with chemical standards.

10 Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
The PPE Standard includes requirements for a hazard assessment, equipment selection, and employee training. You will learn the significance of its connection to the Hazard Communication Standard and strategies for compliance. Understand how to improve your current application of this important standard.2:30 pm - 2:45 pm - Break

11 Respirators
Respiratory protection is a specialized type of PPE and is covered by its own OSHA regulation. There are many specific requirements in the Respiratory Protection Standard, which often lead to confusion. Your instructor will help you understand the most effective application of these complex requirements. (Bring your specific questions and respirator to class for discussion)


8:00 am - 5:00 pm (or 7:30 - 4:30)

12 OSHA and General Electrical Requirements
This module addresses OSHA’s General Industry electrical standards contained in 29 CFR 1910 Subpart S.  OSHA also has electrical standards for construction and maritime, but recommends that employers in these industries follow the general industry electrical standards whenever possible for hazards that are not addressed by their industry-specific standards.The Lockout / Tag-out (LOTO) standard, 29 CFR 1910.147, are covered in section 08 of this course. 9:00 am - 9:15 am - Break

13 OSHA Record-keeping: Injuries and Illnesses and Exposure Records
Learn the detailed requirements of the OSHA Form 300 and Form 301. Discuss privacy concerns, log entries, and special recording criteria for vertical standards. Learn about medical records access and retention of exposure records. Plus team exercises and report-back on recordkeeping.10:30 am - 10:45 am - Break

14 Means of Egress/Fire Protection/Emergency Response
Address the requirements for sprinkler systems and fire extinguishers, hazard classifications, training and inspections, fire brigades, training equipment, and registration.12:00 pm - 1:00 pm - Lunch Break (with 7:30 am start 11:30 am - 12:30 pm)

15 Bloodborne Pathogens/First Aid
The Bloodborne Pathogens Standard is much broader in scope than most people realize. This presentation will explain your medical requirements, training obligations, exposure counseling, and post-exposure HBV inoculations.2:00 pm – 2:15 pm - Break

16 Confined Spaces
Distinguish between permit-required and non-permit-required confined space. Learn the techniques of testing for hazardous atmosphere, how to use the buddy system, and the elements of emergency rescue.

17 Ergonomics
Understand one of today’s hottest topics and how you can prevent occupational injuries and reduce associated costs. Get a timely update on current legislation, as well as tips for maintaining ergonomic standards.


8:00 am - 5:00 pm (or 7:30 am - 4:30 pm)

18 HAZWOPER Standards
Delve into compliance with HAZWOPER for emergency releases for general industry. Discuss the training requirements and organization of emergency response and determine when HAZWOPER training is required.9:45 am - 10:00am - Break

19 Hazard Communication/MSDS Workshop
The Hazard Communication Standard, issued in 1988, continues to be the most frequently cited standard. More importantly, there are two other OSHA standards directly tied into the HAZCOM Program: the Personal Protection Equipment Standard and the Respiratory Protection Standard. Learn the importance of this close relationship and how to avoid multiple citations.

20 Non-Ionizing Radiation
You’ll cover standards for controlling non-ionizing sources of radiation. Learn how to use these standards to set design codes for new equipment, and what criteria to use to determine if existing installations meet current standards.12:00 pm - 1:00 pm - Lunch Break (with 7:30 am start 11:30 am - 12:30 pm)

21 Materials Handling and Storage
Is your facility properly equipped to comply with OSHA’s storage requirements? Understand the requirements for forklifts and powered industrial truck operations.2:15 pm - 2:30 pm - Break

22 Walking and Working Surfaces
There are many specific requirements regarding the physical working environment to ensure worker health and safety. This presentation will cover the requirements for floors, ladders, docks, stairways, guardrails, and toe-boards.


8:00 am - 11:30 am (or 7:30 am - 11:00 am)

23 Ventilation
You’ll cover standards for ventilation for abrasive blasting, grinding tools, open surface (dip) tanks and spray-finishing operations. Learn how to use these standards to set design codes for new equipment, and what criteria to use to determine if existing installations meet current standards.

23a Noise
You’ll cover standards for controlling noise exposure and hearing loss.  Learn how to use these standards to set design codes for new equipment, and what criteria to use to determine if existing installations meet current standards.9:45 am - 10:00 am - Break

24 Safety and Health Programs Standard
Discover the specific provisions and how OSHA expects to address issues such as: the nature of management commitment and employee involvement; how to measure effective programs; and what constitutes the minimum required activity.

25 OSHA Update
OSHA is developing standards that have a broad impact across industry lines and include provisions designed to involve management in day-today compliance efforts. Vehicle operations, ergonomics, health and safety programs, and other standards will be used to illustrate the new directions. You will also learn about pending bills in Congress, their status, and how they are likely to evolve.

  • Subpart D - Walking and Working Surfaces – Sections 1910.21 – 1910.30
  • Subpart E - Exit Routes, Emergency Action Plans, and Fire Prevention Plans
  • Subpart F - Powered Platforms, Man-lifts, and Vehicle-Mounted Work Platforms
  • Subpart G - Occupational Health and Environmental Control
  • Subpart H - Hazardous Materials
  • Subpart I - Personal Protective Equipment
  • Subpart J - General Environmental Controls
  • Subpart K - Medical and First Aid
  • Subpart L - Fire Protection
  • Subpart N - Materials Handling and Storage
  • Subpart O - Machinery and Machine Guarding
  • Subpart Q - Welding, Cutting, and Brazing
  • Subpart R - Special Industries
  • Subpart S - Electrical Subpart Z -Toxic and Hazardous Substances
Additional Sections
  • Process Safety Management (PSM) Training Requirements
  • Maritime Training Requirements
  • Construction Training Requirements
  • Agriculture Training Requirements
  • Subpart T - Commercial Diving Operations (when requested)
  • OHSAS 18001:2007


Stacy Foret, CPEA - Principal-in-Charge

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