Basic OSHA Responsibilities - Supervisor Briefing

Author: Jennifer Brantley

Most employers have many responsibilities under the Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Act. The reason for this is, quite simply, to keep the work environment clean, healthful, free from serious hazards and above all, safe for all who work in it.

A safe workplace is one that has few employee workplace-related illnesses and injuries and as a result, fewer missed days of work. When employees work in a safe environment, productivity improves. By following the responsibilities set forth by OSHA, employers and employees can work together to create and maintain a work environment that is safe for all.

This Supervisor Briefing takes a look at basic responsibilities under OSHA, including:

  1. Understanding OSHA
  2. The Supervisor's Role in OSHA Compliance
  3. Imminent Danger in the Workplace
  4. OSHA's Whistleblower Statute
  5. Supervisory Shoulds and Should Nots
  6. Test Yourself