Course 701 - Effective OSH Committee Operations

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Course 701 - Effective OSH Committee Operations


Hi, and welcome to the course. This course is designed to help you understand the fundamentals of occupational safety and health, and how you can be an proactive member of your workplace safety program.

Here's how the course works:

  1. Study each course module. To start, click on the course "Modules" tab above. On average, it takes about 30 minutes to one hour to complete each module, including the module quiz. Take your time and make sure you understand the course material.
  2. Complete each module quiz. At the end of each module is a short quiz with questions related to the module. When you submit the quiz, a page will load with instant feedback on your answers. After you complete the quiz, start on the next module. Remember, you control the pace of learning.

    If you have questions about the course materialas as you study, just send us an email. We are here to help!

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  5. Complete and submit the final course exam.
    • Final exams consist of 20 questions taken from the course.
    • The exam is OPEN BOOK. You can use your notes or the study guide to help answer questions you are unsure of.
    • You must pass the final exam with at least an 70% score.
    • If you do not pass the exam, you may retake the exam.
    • If you pass the exam, you may not retake the exam just to raise your score.
    • Hint: Most final exam questions are derived from module quizzes.

OK, Let's go!

Have fun and study hard. To start, just click on "Introduction" above.


Safety committees are not required in all 50 states, but they should be, as they can be extremely helpful in making sure an effective safety culture is developed and maintained. This course will introduce you to the various responsibilities that a safety committee typically has in a company. If your company doesn't yet have a safety committee, let's get one going!

Safety committees mean involvement!

Involving your employees in an activity such as a safety committee that directly affects their safety and health is the right thing to do. Below, are reasons why it's also the smart thing to do.

  • Rank and file workers are the persons most in contact with potential safety and health hazards. They have a vested interest in effective protection programs.
  • Recent experience has demonstrated that line workers and other rank and filers make highly valuable problem-solvers.
  • Group decisions have the advantage of the group's wider field of experience.
  • Research shows that employees are more likely to support and use programs in which they have had input.
  • Employees who are encouraged to offer their ideas and whose contributions are taken seriously are more satisfied and productive on the job.
  • You, the owner/manager, have a solid grasp of your overall operations. Line workers, on the other hand, probably have a more detailed knowledge of each operation and task at your worksite.
  • Employees who understand the hazards associated with workplace operations will realize that they have the most to gain from preventing or controlling exposure to those hazards. Knowledgeable and aware employees tend to be safe workers and also good sources of ideas for better hazard prevention and control.

Communications is the Key!

The key to a successful safety management system is effective communications and the safety committee can help to make sure that happens. Consequently, in this course we are going to explore concepts and tools to help you start and grow an effective labor-management safety committee, assess and evaluate your current safety committee, and recommend changes to improve the effectiveness of your safety committee.


To begin your training, click on the module links below. If you are just starting this course, you should start with module 1.

  1. Role, Purpose, and Function
  2. Getting Started
  3. Motivating Involvement
  4. Education and Training
  5. Hazard Analysis Tools
  6. Problem Solving Techniques
  7. Effective Recommendations
  8. Effective meetings

Course 701 Final Exam

OSHAcademy course final exams are designed to help ensure students demonstrate a sufficient understanding of the content covered within each course. To help demonstrate this understanding, students must achieve a minimum score of 70% on final exams. It is OSHAcademy's policy to protect the integrity of our exams and, as a result, we do not provide missed questions to students.

After you have studied all of the course material and taken the module quizzes, you can take the final exam. The module quizzes are optional, but we highly recommend you take each quiz, as the questions are similar to those on the final exam.

This is an open book exam. As you are taking the exam, if you find a question you are unsure of, you should use the course study guide or course web pages to research the correct answer. Don't worry if you fail the exam. You can study and retake the exam when you are ready.

If you have already paid for a Certificate Program

If you have already paid for your certificates, your exam score will be displayed in your student dashboard next to the course. You will also be able to view or print the course PDF certificate if you purchased this option. Your PDF transcript will also be automatically updated to include the course.

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You are welcome to take all of our courses for free! We only charge a fee if you want certificates, transcripts and exam scores to document your training. If you have not made a payment for your certificate, we will archive your exam results and you will see "Completed!" next to the course if you passed the exam. If you did not pass the exam with a score of 70% or higher, you will need to retake the exam.

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Course 701 Study Guide. You can save this study guide to your computer for offline studying, or print the study guide if you prefer.