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General Safety- Introduction to OSHA and the OSH Act: Advanced 

This course is designed for anyone who wants to learn about OSHA and what and how they govern.

This course provides an overview of OSHA history, organization, and operations. Topics covered include the OSH Act, the inspection process, various programs within OSHA, clause 5(a)(1), CFR Part 1903), OSHA, OSHA Act, standards, citations, and penalties.


  • State the purpose of the OSH Act
  • Describe who is covered under the Act
  • List the Agencies created under the OSH Act
  • List of functions of OSHA
  • Describe the difference between Federal and State OSHA
  • Describe the difference between horizontal and vertical standards
  • Describe what an Emergency Temporary Standards is and how it is used
  • Describe what a Variance is and how it is used
  • Explain the General Duty Clause and where it is located in the act
  • Describe how the OSHA Standards are organized
  • List OSHA’s inspection priorities
  • Describe the inspection process
  • Describe 7 types of OSHA citations
  • Describe employer and employee appeals processes
  • Describe the rights and responsibilities of employers under the OSH act
  • Describe the rights and responsibilities of employees under the OSH Act
  • Lesson 1 Introduction to the OSH Act
  • Lesson 2 Who is Covered under the OSH act?
  • Lesson 3 The OSHA Standards
  • Lesson 4 Reading the OSHA Standards
  • Lesson 5 Employee Training and Rescue Services
Please see the state/regulatory requirement from the course catalog page. This course has been approved for two hours, and requires no prerequisites.

This course includes individual quizzes which must be passed with a 100% to proceed forward to the next lesson. Additionally the final exam must be passed with a 70% to pass the course.

The final exam can be taken up to three times if necessary