Every year companies spend millions of dollars on OSHA penalties and billions on occupational injuries and illness costs. Thankfully prevention programs are able to cut these costs and save you money.
With 2017 just beginning, it’s difficult to foresee what changes will occur at OSHA given the incoming Trump administration.
They will likely center around similar topics over the past two years, perhaps involve fewer inspections and citations, or focus more on employer assistance programs such as OSHA Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP), Star, Merit, and Small Business Assistance programs.
What you need to know about OSHA's final rule on updating walking-working surfaces standards and personal fall protection systems requirements.
When considering OSHA regulations, it’s helpful to know the top 10 standards for compliance. Here’s a quick cheat sheet that provides a fast overview:
Safety, like all organizational priorities, must be planned. This is a legal expectation for employers and is codified into law under the OSH Act or Occupational Health and Safety law.
New federal requirements helping prevent workplace injuries and illnesses were released on August 10, 2016.
At some workplaces, employees are anxious about reporting injuries or illnesses related to the jobs, because they fear there might be retaliation. That can come in many forms, from overt changes to shifting treatment overall.