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Any business that has employees needs to know about OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Act), which was passed in 1970. The law was passed to help ensure that the environments employees worked in are safe. If you have a business with one or more employees, then you are required by law to comply with OSHA regulations.
The following are some of the major responsibilities that employers have:
Industrial settings often require employees to operate heavy machinery and to deal with potentially dangerous mechanisms. Your employees need to be trained in safety measures to ensure that they use equipment properly so that they don’t risk injury to themselves or risk injury to others.
OSHA also requires that you perform regular safety audits in order to identify potential safety issues, which you must address to ensure the safety of your employees. Essentially, complying with OSHA is the best way to ensure the safety of employees working in an industrial setting.
First, if you don’t stay compliant with OSHA, then you’re basically risking the safety of your employees. This won’t sit well with your employees and can hurt your reputation — especially if someone ends up getting hurt because you were found to be noncompliant. Secondly, you’ll be fined by OSHA. These OSHA penalties fall into the following categories:
The following are just some of the more common OSHA violation citations that are handed out that you will want to avoid:
As a business with employees, maintaining compliance with OSHA is incredibly important. Not only do you want to avoid stiff fees, you’ll want to ensure the safety of your employees by remaining compliant.
Keeping that in mind, you’ll want to enroll in our OSHA safety training course. Doing so will help you create a safer work environment, help prevent OSHA violations and avoid OSHA citations, and could obtain recognition from the Department of Labor for having completed training by an OSHA-authorized trainer. For information about enrolling in our OSHA safety-training course, contact us at NTT Training today.
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