Compliance with OSHA rules about workplace safety requires employers to know exactly what potential hazards their hourly workers may be exposed to—at every stage of every task they perform. OSHA requires employers to identify hazards, prevent them if they can, and control them if they can’t.
The best form of action regarding OSHA inspections is taking preventative measures to ensure your organization is within their set guidelines. Fortunately, OSHA has dictated the appropriate measures regarding inspection, saving your organization time by facilitating the process. Complying with every safety requirement and maintaining a safe work environment sets you on
your way to safely navigating
Ensuring each candidate for a job is physically up
to the task is on the mind of hiring managers everywhere. Physical Ability Testing (PAT) is the single best way to make sure this happens. Without it, you’re gambling with your schedule, your commitments, and your money.
Ergonomics requires a thorough understanding of all the moving parts associated with a system; i.e., each individual component, as well as how each component relates to, and functions as part of, the overall system. A systems-based ergonomics approach (macroergonomic) utilizes three areas. Ergonomics is commonly placed into the following categories: cognitive, physical, and organizational.
Download our printable infographic to learn about the 3 areas of ergonomics.
A macroergonomics approach builds a program that is holistic, strategic, and built to last. If an organization doesn’t have management leadership, the program will fail. Similarly, if there’s scant worker involvement, again, the program will fail. By incorporating and empowering all members of the organization from the onset, it can yield more impactful and longer-lasting solutions to workplace injuries and overall job satisfaction.