Appraisal, maintenance, restoration, and improvement of the workers' health through application of the principles of preventive medicine, emergency medical care, rehabilitation, and environmental medicine.Promotion of a productive and fulfilling interaction of the worker and the job, via
application of principles of human behavior.
Active appreciation of the social, economic, and administrative needs and
responsibilities of both the worker and work community.
Team approach to safety and health, involving cooperation of the physician
with occupational or industrial hygienists, occupational health nurses, safety
personnel, and other specialists.
Meet the general duty responsibility to provide a workplace free from hazards that are causing or are likely to cause death or serious physical harm to employees, and comply with standards, rules, and regulations issued under the OSH Act.
Be knowledgeable of mandatory standards and make copies available to employees for review upon request.
Keep employees informed about OSHA.
Continually examine workplace conditions to ensure they conform to standards.
Minimize or reduce hazards.
Make sure employees have and use safe tools and equipment (including appropriate personal protective equipment) that is properly maintained.
Use color codes, posters, labels, or signs as appropriate to warn employees of potential hazards.
Establish or update operating procedures and communicate them so that employees follow safety and health requirements.
Provide medical examinations when required by OSHA standards.
Provide the training required by OSHA standards.
Report to the nearest OSHA office within forty-eight hours of any fatal accident or one that results in the hospitalization of five or more employees.
Keep OSHA-required records of injuries and illnesses, and post a copy of the totals from the last page of OSHA No. 200 during the entire month of February each year. (This applies to employers with eleven or more employees.)
At a prominent location within the workplace, post OSHA poster 2203 informing employees of their rights and responsibilities.
Provide employees, former employees, and their representative access to the Log and Summary of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses (OSHA No. 200) at a
reasonable time and in a reasonable manner.
Give employees access to medical and exposure records.
Give the OSHA compliance officer names of authorized employee representatives who may be asked to accompany the compliance officer during an inspection.
Do not discriminate against employees who properly exercise their rights under the act.
Post OSHA citations at or near the work site involved. Each citation or copy must remain posted until the violation has been abated, or for three working days, whichever is longer.
Abate cited violations within the prescribed period.