Chapter 2. Understanding OSHA and Safety and Health Regulations

  1. Bill Taylor CSP

Published Online: 26 SEP 2005

DOI: 10.1002/0471739405.ch2

Effective Environmental, Health, and Safety Management Using the Team Approach

Effective Environmental, Health, and Safety Management Using the Team Approach

How to Cite

Taylor, B. (2005) Understanding OSHA and Safety and Health Regulations, in Effective Environmental, Health, and Safety Management Using the Team Approach, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/0471739405.ch2

Author Information

  1. Durham, North Carolina, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 SEP 2005
  2. Published Print: 26 AUG 2005

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471682318

Online ISBN: 9780471739401

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Keywords:

  • OSHA;
  • consensus standards;
  • ANSI;
  • NFPA;
  • general industry standards;
  • OSHA compliance;
  • OSHAct;
  • general duty clause;
  • specifications standards;
  • performance based standards;
  • directives;
  • STD;
  • CPL;
  • letter of interpretation;
  • FSHC

Summary

Chapter Two provides some insight into why we have an OSHA, what they do and more importantly to employers, information about OSHA standards. It describes different categories of standards such as general industry, construction, agriculture, etc. and the origin of many standards along with other tools used by OSHA and employers alike to facilitate standards compliance and understanding.