I am interviewing for a position later today at a small hospital. The job includes responsibilities in the employee health department. They are asking that the candidate have knowledge of OSHA guidelines. I am familiar with Hazard Communication, PPE requirements and Chemical Hygiene from my work in the laboratory. Is there anything else that I need to know? I looked on the OSHA website but was unable to find what I was looking for. TIA
Apr 5, '08
You will need to know about OSHA recordability (what work related injuries/illnesses are recordable on the OSHA log), what is the maximum amount of time from injury to reporting are required. Go to the website www.OSHA.gov
, then go to the Safety and Health Topics and then to the recordkeeping. For my job that has been the most involved part. I have to know what is recordable, what constitutes lost time, restricted time, and how all of that affects my worker's comp cases.