Occupational Safety and Health is a division of Ohio University's Environmental Health and Safety Department. This division recognizes that the students and employees of Ohio University are the university's greatest assets and the safety of these students and employees is our greatest concern. Issues that are dealt with range from, but are not limited to: Fall protection, incident investigations, vehicle safety, the locking and tagging out of energized equipment, vessels and confined spaces.
EHS does not provide O.S.H.A. 10-hour training or O.S.H.A. construction training. Please contact Jeff Campbell with questions.
Some employees work with electricity directly, such as electricians, engineers, or people who do wiring, such as overhead lines, cable harnesses, or circuit assemblies. Others, such as office workers and salespeople, work with it indirectly. OSHA standards work to minimize potential hazards by specifying design characteristics of safety in use of electrical equipment and systems.
- 1910.301 Introduction
- 1910.302 Electric utilization systems
- 1910.303 General requirements
- 1910.304 Wiring design and protection
- 1910.305 Wiring methods, components, and equipment for general use
- 1910.306 Specific purpose equipment and installations
- 1910.307 Hazardous (classified) locations
- 1910.308 Special system
Safety-related work practices
- 1910.331 Scope
- 1910.332 Training
- 1910.333 Selection and use of work practices
- 1910.334 Use of equipment
- 1910.335 Safeguards for personnel protection
- 1910.399 Definitions applicable to this subpart
Fire safety is very important. Employers must provide proper exits, fire fighting equipment, and employee training to prevent fire deaths and injuries in the workplace.
- 1910.155 Scope, application and definitions applicable to this subpart
- 1910.156 Fire brigades
- 1910.157 Portable fire extinguishers
- 1910.158 Standpipe and hose systems
- 1910.159 Automatic sprinkler systems
- 1910.160 Fixed extinguishing systems, general
- 1910.161 Fixed extinguishing systems, dry chemical
- 1910.162 Fixed extinguishing systems, gaseous agent
- 1910.163 Fixed extinguishing systems, water spray and foam
- 1910.164 Fire detection systems
- 1910.165 Employee alarm systems
Workers should be aware of potential hazards in their surrounding environment and work to protect themselves from unnecessary injuries or fatalities.
- 1910.141 Sanitation
- 1910.144 Safety color code for marking physical hazards
- 1910.145 Specifications for accident prevention signs and tags
- 1910.146 Permit-required confined spaces
- What is a confined space?
- Be large enough for a person to bodily enter
- Have restricted entry or exit access
- Not be designated for continuous human occupancy.
- What is a permit-required confined space?
- Contains or has the potential to contain a hazardous atmosphere.
- Contains a liquid or material such as sand, soil, grain, etc. that could engulf an entrant.
- Has an internal configuration such as a sloping floor or converging walls hat could trap or asphyxiate an entrant.
- Contains any other serious health or safety hazard.
- What is a confined space?
- 1910.147 The control of hazardous energy (lockout/tagout)
- Controlling hazardous energy (Lockout/Tagout) helps safeguard employees from hazardous energy while they are performing service or maintenance on machines and equipment.
Tools are a common part in our lives, but we must remember that they can also pose hazards. Employees that use hand and power tools may be exposed to hazards of falling, flying, abrasive, and splashing objects, or to harmful dusts, fumes, mists, vapors, or gases, and must be provided with the appropriate personal protective equipment.
- 1910.241 Definitions
- 1910.242 Hand and portable powered tools and equipment, general
- 1910.243 Guarding of portable powered tools
- 1910.244 Other portable tools and equipment
Any mechanical motion that threatens a worker's safety should not remain unguarded. Safeguards are essential for protecting workers from needless and preventable injuries.
- 1910.211 Definitions
- 1910.212 General requirements for all machines
- 1910.213 Woodworking machinery requirements
- 1910.214 Cooperage machinery
- 1910.215 Abrasive wheel machinery
- 1910.216 Mills and calenders in the rubber and plastics industries
- 1910.217 Mechanical power presses
- 1910.218 Forging machines
- 1910.219 Mechanical power-transmission apparatus
Egress is defined as a place or means of going out. Means of egress involve requirements for providing and marking access to exits, and exit discharge for occupants in buildings.
- 1910.35 Definitions
- 1910.36 General requirements
- 1910.37 Means of egress, general
- 1910.38 Employee emergency plans and fire prevention plans
- 1910 SubpartE App Means of Egress
Selecting proper personal protective equipment for a job is important to provide for employee safety and health in the workplace. Personal protective equipment includes all clothing and other work accessories designed to create a barrier against workplace hazards. Employees must understand how to wear and maintain PPE in order to avoid hazard exposure.
- Authority for 1910 Subpart I - 1910 Subpart I
- 1910.132 General requirements
- 1910.133 Eye and face protection
- 1910.134 Respiratory protection
- 1910.135 Head protection
- 1910.136 Foot protection
- 1910.137 Electrical protective devices
- 1910.138 Hand protection
The majority of general industry accidents occur from slips, trips, and falls. Employees must be trained and equipped to prevent injuries associated with these hazards.
- 1910.21 Definitions
- 1910.22 General requirements
- 1910.23 Guarding floor and wall openings and holes
- 1910.24 Fixed industrial stairs
- 1910.25 Portable wood ladders
- 1910.26 Portable metal ladders
- 1910.27 Fixed ladders
- 1910.28 Safety requirements for scaffolding
- 1910.29 Manually propelled mobile ladder stands and scaffolds (towers)
- 1910.30 Other working surface