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  1. What is an Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standard? OSHA standards are rules that describe the methods that employers must use to protect their employees from hazards. There are OSHA standards for Construction work, Maritime operations, Agriculture, and General Industry, which is the set that app... Read More
  2. 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
  3. We’ve had an employee hospitalized from an accident at work. Does this increase the likelihood of an unannounced OSHA audit? Probably. If this accident causes your workers comp. mod. to exceed the average for your industry, then you're more likely to be targeted for a visit under the General Schedule guidelines. Additionally, especially if you are in California, if an... Read More
  4. 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
  5. Question: What are employers’ responsibilities under the Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Act? Employers have the responsibility to provide a safe workplace. Employers MUST provide their employees with a workplace that does not have serious hazards and follow all OSHA safety and health standards. Employers must find and correct safety and heal... Read More