OSHA issues many citations for violations of several OSHA standards including the general industry standards. This session will focus on the top 10 most frequently cited general industry standards by OSHA. In addition, OSHA has revised general industry standards on walking-working surfaces to prevent and reduce workplace slips, trips, and falls. The final rule includes revised and new provisions addressing, fixed ladders; rope descent systems; personal fall protection systems; and training on fall hazards and fall protection systems. This seminar will also help you understand the requirements under the new walking working surfaces standard.
Sanji Kanth is a senior occupational safety and health manager with the Office of General Industry and Agricultural Enforcement under the Directorate of Enforcement Programs at OSHA's National Office in Washington, D.C.
Mr. Kanth’s responsibilities in this position are to provide technical advice on OSHA requirements to private sector employers, employees, and OSHA Regional and Area Offices.
Before joining the National Office, during his career as a Compliance Officer at OSHA’s Area Offices, he inspected several general industry and construction facilities to verify OSHA compliance, and investigated several workplace incidents and explosions. Additionally, while he worked at the U.S. Department of Energy for 12 years, Mr. Kanth was entirely responsible in developing and implementing DOE’s Voluntary Protection Program that mirrored OSHA’s VPP.
Mr. Kanth has a total of 34 plus years of experience in the Federal Government, and has a Master of Science Degree in Chemical Engineering from the Ohio State University. Mr. Kanth is a Registered Professional Engineer.