OSHA—the Occupational Safety and Health Administration—exists for the protection and welfare of workers. This agency falls under the United States Department of Labor and was established in 1970. OSHA accomplishes its goals by "setting and enforcing standards and by providing training, outreach, education, and assistance".
As we move forward in 2019, we take a look at the various OSHA requirements and industry best practices for General Industry (29 CFR 1910) to make sure your health and safety program is in tip-top shape.
All employees should be trained on work hazards at the time of initial employment or assignment; additionally, periodic refresher training is required.
Being proactive will allow these requirements to be met well in advance and start off your health and safety program on the right foot. In many cases, the OSHA regulations are viewed as an unnecessary burden on business, but they are currently the law of the land in the US, making them a legal obligation for any business operating in the US.
Do you have questions or concerns about your OSHA compliance? Contact one of our safety professionals for a free consultation.