GEHS 7310 - Occupational Laws and Compliance, 2 credits
The purpose of this course is to help students understand the regulation of workplace safety and health under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, and by extension the model for all federal-based regulatory regimes. The first part of the course centers on the legal basis for workplace regulation as well as the structure of the regulatory regime. The second part focuses on the application of the OSH Act to hypothetical situations.This course provides an overview of the regulations, the application of the laws to a variety of situations and issues in the compliance to worker safety regulations.
Course Learning Objectives
The student will be able to:
- Describe the structure and constitutional basis of the regulatory regime created by the OSH Act.
- Explain how the administrative agencies created by the OSH Act oversee the regulatory regime.
- Determine how to interpret federal statutes and federal regulations.
- Demonstrate how to use and read OSHA opinion letters.
- Apply, debate and critique the safety and health law to hypothetical factual situations.