OSHA compliance is increasingly important for U.S. golf courses

Congress created the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to assure safe and healthful working conditions for working men and women by setting and enforcing standards and by providing training, outreach, education and assistance. OSHA is part of the United States Department of Labor.

OSHA has the authority to enforce the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 through civil and criminal penalties.

In this Act, there is a General Duty Clause that states:

"Each employer shall furnish to each of his employees employment and a place of employment which are free from recogniazed hazards that are causing or are likely to cause death or serious physical harm to his employees."

Below are some of the OSHA regulations that may apply to your golf facility:

GCSAA OSHA Resources What to expect during an OSHA inspection