OSHA Courses: What You Need to Know

NSPF OSHAWhat is OSHA?

OSHA (Occupational Safety & Health Administration) is the main federal agency charged with the enforcement of safety and health legislation. OSHA assures safe and healthful working conditions for working men and women by setting and enforcing standards and by providing training, outreach, education, and assistance. The OSH Act covers most private-sector employers and their workers, in addition to some public sector employers and workers in the 50 states and certain territories and jurisdictions under federal authority.

New News about OSHA

Recently, OSHA has increased fines for violations. This is the first increase OSHA has implemented since 1990 and can be considered a “catch-up.” An article on the remodeling stated: “The 78% hike implements changes required by Congress' passage last November of the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act. As reported by Remodeling in February, that law required agencies to publish "catch up" rules regarding the penalties they impose so that the penalties no longer lose their financial sting because of inflation. For instance, OSHA's maximum penalties haven't changed since 1990.”

Check out how the penalties will raise:

Type of OSHA Violation​

Old Penalty

New Penalty

Willful or repeated violation 

$5,000-$70,000

$8,908-$124,709

Serious violation $7,000

$12,471

Other-than-serious violation

Up to $7,000

Up to $12,471

Failure to corret violation 

up to $7,000

Up to $12,471

Violation of a posting requirement 

up to $7,000

Up to $12,471

 

NSPF Osha CoursesHow Do I Avoid Violations?
Most jobs require annual training, this means that seasonal staff rehires need retrained each year, along with your regular hires. There are many categories for OSHA compliance, from Indoor Air Quality and Hazard Communication to Fire, Electrical, and Chlorine Safety; all of which are available via NSPF.org. Our courses average about 30 minutes long, only cost $20.00, and are designed to meet those categories that pool and spa professionals need to keep updated on. OSHA courses through NSPF are also accredited IACET (International Association for Continuing Education and Training) CEUs (Continuing Educational Unit).

Reduce your organization’s liability today and begin training yourself and your employees through NSPF’s OSHA courses that can save your company further down the road. 

 

 

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