The importance of OSHA compliance in the workplace

Ensure your workers are safe on job sites by following OSHA standards.

Ensure your workers are safe on job sites by following OSHA standards.

***Note – This course is from 2015 – for more current posts on OSHA topics, check these out!

Is your workplace completely OSHA compliant?

Remaining compliant within the guidelines of the U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is a vital component of any workplace.

Under this act, employers are responsible for providing a safe and healthy workplace, in addition to workers having a range of rights.

Under OSHA law employers have a responsibility to follow these rules, in addition to many others:

  • Comply with all standards, rules and regulations within the act.
  • Ensure employees have access to safety tools and equipment necessary to complete the job.
  • Establish and update procedures as necessary.
  • Examine workplace conditions to make sure they follow applicable OSHA standards.
  • Explain safety training, job expectations and changes in a language and manner all employees can understand.

How can employers and employees identify potential safety hazards in the workplace?

  • Learn and be able to educate employees on injury and illness prevention programs.
  • Obtain a free safety consultation at your work site to find any potential hazards.
  • Utilize OSHA’s hazard identification training tools.
  • Review OSHA’s constantly updated health and safety topics page that covers a range of industries including nail salons, confined spaces and hospital safety.

If you are a small business owner that would like to learn more about safety in your particular field, OSHA can also help. OSHA’s program Safety and Health Recognition Program (SHARP) understands the small businesses employer’s risk of worker injury and accidents and works with them to discover and eliminate these safety threats. OSHA also has a host of information for small business owners, as well as an option to conduct an on-site consultation.

OSHA worker rights includes a range of information on expectations, protections against retaliation and safety standards.

Safety begins with OSHA cooperation and employee training. Mastery offers a large selection of course to help you meet OSHA training requirements.

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