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Georgia OSHA Training

Georgia workers in most industries can benefit from OSHA training courses about workplace health and safety. Without a separate state program for the safety and health of workers, Georgia businesses fall under federal OSHA jurisdiction and must follow OSHA guidelines.

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Georgia Labor Laws

The Georgia Department of Labor addresses matters of affirmative action, child labor, COBRA health coverage, disability, employment service, equal employment, the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, and whistleblower protection, and other state and federal laws. Regulations and information specifically relevant to Georgia employers and employees include the following:

  • Georgia Security & Immigration Compliance Act
  • "What Employers Need to Know" from the Office of the Secretary of State
  • Rules of the Georgia Department of Labor Employment Security Law
  • Unemployment Insurance Rules sections of the Rules of the Georgia Department of Labor
  • State of Georgia Child Labor information, requirements, and forms
  • Georgia New Hire Reporting , including information about online reporting and other options
  • Georgia Code

Georgia also has an injury prevention program within the Georgia Department of Public Health/Division of Emergency Preparedness and Response. Its main purposes are:

  • Provide technical assistance in program evaluation and coalition building to local community groups
  • Provide injury data to the public and community groups Distribute safety equipment such as child safety seats, bike helmets, smoke detectors and the dissemination of knowledge on proper safety equipment use
  • Provide general support to local coalition to help promote safe and injury free life styles and behaviors

Some top priorities for the Georgia Department of Public Health is performing health inspections and concentrating on food service and tourist accommodation facilities to keep the public safe. You can search for inspection results on the department's website by county.

Georgia Top OSHA Violations

Georgia's leading cause of workplace fatalities in recent years has been related to transportation and material moving. Though there can be many causes for this type of tragedy, backover, which occurs when a reversing vehicle hits a worker behind it, is common yet easily preventable. Nationwide, more than 70 workers were killed in this manner in 2011

The most cited standard, which receives the highest penalties, is for fall prevention in construction. Falls are a common cause for serious work-related injuries and deaths, and OSHA has many guidelines to help to prevent them.

Further Reading and Resources

For more information and ways to prevent backovers, OSHA has a site that addresses the issue: For more details on illnesses and injuries related to the workplace, the Georgia Department of Public Health has reports online. You can find them here.

OSHA Courses

Online OSHA courses provide fast and efficient training for workers While classroom courses are offered throughout the state, online OSHA hazard recognition training guarantees high-quality, interactive education for every student, with downloadable lesson reviews, course trainer access, and 24/7 live customer support. Offered through the American Safety Council, these courses can be completed on your time, stopped and resumed as often as you want. Choose from the courses below to learn more about OSHA training available for your area.

Georgia OSHA Courses Online

What You Get

  • Instant Downloadable Certificate
  • Completion Certificate and Wallet Card
  • Email Access to OSHA-Authorized Course Trainer
  • Money-Back Guarantee

OSHA Guidelines

OSHA's purpose is to provide safe conditions for workers. OSHA sets very broad and general regulations that most businesses must followed, as well as more detailed standards for specific industries, from construction to cosmetology and beyond.

Receiving OSHA training has benefits beyond meeting requirements and keeping employees safe. It leads to healthier employees with more ease of mind, which increases productivity. Boosting morale, it reduces turnover and the time and resources spent on recruiting and training replacements. It reduces productive workers' time away from the job due to injury and illness. This is all in addition to helping protect you from OSHA's retribution, as it can levy heavy fines for not following the standards presented in American Safety Council's OSHA courses.

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