OSHA.gov Site – Introduction
The OSHA.gov site has a wealth of information about safe work practices, rules and regulations and information about OSHA’s role in worker safety in the United States. So much information, in fact, that it is sometimes hard to find what you are looking for, especially if you have a specific workplace safety question in mind.
In this post we will provide some helpful links to the most frequently needed information on the OSHA.gov site, as well as a quick description of the safety information contained on the page.
We are not affiliated with OSHA or the OSHA.gov site, however, we use it a lot and know our customers use it a lot, and we want to provide helpful information for you. So, use this list as a guide, but please contact OSHA directly if you need additional information about rules or safe working practices (we’ll show you how to do that below.)
OSHA.gov – Links and Information
www.OSHA.gov – This is the OSHA home page that has a “Latest News” feed, and links for what OSHA considers the most important information on the site.
http://www.osha.gov/dte/outreach/index.html – OSHA uses the term Outreach for all the programs that involve education and interaction with the public, including the OSHA 10 & 30 hour training courses, how to become an OSHA trainer, and statistics on the number of people trained through the outreach programs.
OSHA 10 & 30 Hour Training for Construction
http://www.osha.gov/dte/outreach/construction/index.html – If you are in construction you may need the OSHA 10 or OSHA 30 hour training course. While the OSHA site does not provide this training, they do provide the guidelines for the training and information on how to become an authorized trainer.
OSHA 10 & 30 Hour Training for General Industry
http://www.osha.gov/dte/outreach/generalindustry/index.html – The OSHA term “General Industry” covers all industries, except Construction, Maritime, and Hazardous Materials sites that have their own OSHA requirements. This link has similar information to the Construction version, but is specific to the General Industry requirements.
Getting a replacement OSHA 10 & OSHA 30 hour Card
http://www.osha.gov/dte/outreach/faqs.html#12 – One of the most frequent questions we get is about how to replace a lost OSHA card. This link gives you the requirements as part of the Frequently Asked Questions section.
Top 10 Violations
http://www.osha.gov/Top_Ten_Standards.html – This is a list of the top 10 most frequently cited standards with helpful resources for businesses to help avoid the violation.
OSHA Regulations (Standards)
http://www.osha.gov/pls/oshaweb/owasrch.search_form?p_doc_type=STANDARDS&p_toc_level=1&p_keyvalue=1910 – Reading the OSHA regulations is complex, there are all listed here. One nice feature on this page is a link to the top 10 most accessed OSHA standards.
http://www.osha.gov/oshstats/index.html – Be prepared for OSHA inspections by checking out the stats on past iinspections, including the number of inspections by industry, or the most frequently cited standards.
OSHA Small Business Resources
http://www.osha.gov/dcsp/smallbusiness/index.html – Are you a small business owner? Access OSHA’s resources for small business here.
Jobs with OSHA
http://www.doors.dol.gov/jobsearch.asp?q=&jbf574=DLSH&jbf522=&salmin=&salmax=&paygrademin=&paygrademax=&FedEmp=Y&tm=&sort=rv&vw=d&brd=3876&ss=0&FedPub=Y&SUBMIT1.x=81&SUBMIT1.y=24– Want to work for OSHA and help keep workers safe? Here’s a list of all the current job openings at OSHA.
http://www.osha.gov/html/Feed_Back.html – This page has phone numbers, email links and physical addresses for contacting OSHA. There is even an emergency number to report fatalities or life threatening situations. The Emergency number is 800-321-OSHA (6742).
OSHA.gov Site – Summary
The OSHA.gov site has a vast amount of information, but because there is so much there, it is sometimes hard to navigate. We’ve included the top pages on the site to help you get directly to the information you need.
If you have other information you’d like to see on this list, let us know and we’ll do our best to get it added.