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  1. Fall Protection in Residential Construction The United States Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued a directive rescinding the Interim Fall Protection Compliance Guidelines for Residential Construction (STD 03-00-001). Prior to the issuance... Read More
  2. Health and Safety in the Workplace -----Employer Responsibilities 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 relevant OSHA safety and health standards. Employers must find and correct safet... Read More
  3. Health and Safety Management Systems ----- A Profit and Loss Statement As a small business owner, you are, by nature, a risk taker. You wager your business acumen against larger, perhaps more heavily financed corporate groups and other free-spirited, self-employed individuals like yourself. There is excitement and ... Read More
  4. Placement of Fire Extinguishers in the Workplace What kind of fire extinguisher should I have at my warehouse? Is there a specific size required per square footage or the sort?   Is the extinguisher readily accessible in the event of a fire? ... Read More
  5. 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
  6. What are workers rights under the OSH Act? Workers have the right to a safe workplace. The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (OSH Act) was passed to prevent workers from being killed or seriously harmed at work. The law requires employers to provide their employees with working co... Read More
  7. 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
  8. 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
  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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