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OSHA Compliance for Construction Projects
in Indian Country




Two federal Circuit Courts of Appeals have ruled that tribes and tribal organizations are subject to laws and regulations regarding the safety of employees in the workplace. The U.S. Department of Labor enforces these laws and regulations and has extraordinary power to impose monetary penalties upon tribes that are found to be in violation.

Obtain a working knowledge of the laws and regulations. Attend this course and you’ll be able to ensure compliance and detect problems before they become major issues. Topics such as the use of life-saving equipment, fall protection, environmental controls and toxic substances will be covered. You’ll learn how to keep everything, from storage containers to lighting, up to code at all times. In addition, learn about the process to establish your own OSHA code and have it accepted by the U.S. Department of Labor.

T O P I C S   I N C L U D E
The OSH Act
  • Purpose
  • Definitions
  • Applicability of OSHA
  • Safety and health standards
  • State jurisdiction
General Provisions
  • Recording and reporting injuries
  • Employee workplace rights
  • Access to employee records
  • Acceptable certification
  • Emergency action plans
  • Variances under OSHA
Anticipating Hazardous Situations
  • Key indicators
  • Early inspection
  • Training
  • Awareness campaigns
Inspection Protocols
  • Advance notice
  • Surprise (no-notice site visits)
  • Right of contractor to participate
  • Tool box meeting
Sanctions
  • Fines and penalties
  • Work suspension
  • Warnings
  • Job shutdown
  • Appeals
Job-Specific Issues
  • Electrical safety requirements
  • Scaffolding
  • Fall protection
  • Excavation
  • Demolition
  • Concrete/masonry construction
  • Stairways and ladders
  • Toxic/hazardous substances
  • Power/hand tools
  • Fire protection
  • Ground fault protection
  • Respiratory protection
  • Personal protective equipment
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