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  1. Health and Safety Add Value Addressing safety and health issues in the workplace saves the employer money and adds value to the  business. Recent estimates place the business costs associated with occupational injuries at close to $170 billion-expenditures that come straig... Read More
  2. TRAINING FOR EMPLOYEES, SUPERVISORS AND MANAGERS TRAINING FOR EMPLOYEES, SUPERVISORS AND MANAGERS An effective accident prevention program requires proper job performance from everyone in the  workplace. As an owner or manager, you must ensure that all employees know about the materials an... Read More
  3. Developing a Profitable Strategy for Handling Occupational Safety and Health Developing a Profitable Strategy for Handling Occupational Safety and Health Nobody wants accidents to happen in his or her business. A serious fire, a permanent injury, or the death of an employee or owner can cause the loss of profit or even a... Read More
  4. What is a Safety Officer and what are their general responsibilities? The Safety Officer is responsible for: Designing a program that sets up processes to reduce work related injuries and accidents and which is consistent with OSHA requirements Assigning safety responsibilities to various employees Designin... Read More
  5. What is a safety program exactly? A safety program is a set of policies and work practices specifically designed by your company for your company. It addresses not only the OSHA regulations and ways to reduce the exposure to hazards in your work areas, but also organizes a performanc... Read More
  6. What is the most frequently cited OSHA violation? Across all of general industry, failure to have a written Hazard Communication Program is consistently the most often-cited violation. Therefore, having a written program and seeing that your employees are effectively trained should be a major priori... Read More
  7. How likely is it that my company will be subject to an OSHA audit? There are so many possibilities for triggering an audit that it is hard to say. OSHA virtually always audits alleged safety complaints when the present or former employees make a personal visit to OSHA and sign a formal written complaint. Also, even... Read More
  8. When does a company have to have a Formal Hearing Conservation Program? When any employee is exposed to more than 85 decibels dba for a time-weighted-average of 8 hours, then a formal Hearing Conservation Program would be required. This would include annual audio hearing exams. To determine if this requirement applies to... Read More
  9. I provide PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) such as gloves and safety glasses for my employees to use if they want to. Am I doing enough to satisfy OSHA? No. OSHA requires that you as an employer or supervisor do a written assessment of your work area to determine if hazards are present or are likely to be present which would necessitate the use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). If, through a th... Read More
  10. What are the employer’s responsibilities? Under the OSH law, employers have a responsibility to provide a safe workplace. This is a short summary of key employer responsibilities: (Here are some to be aware of) Provide a workplace free from serious recognized hazards and comply with standard... Read More
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