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Under OSHA

Published Nov 19, 2018 4:31:46 PM posted in Safety, Workplace Hazards

The Occupational Safety and Health Act lays out a set of clear responsibilities that employers need to meet. Here’s how OSHA summarizes these responsibilities:

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Infographic: Safety First: Stay Ahead of the Curve with Job Safety Analyses

Published Nov 14, 2018 4:31:11 PM posted in Infographic, Safety, Workplace Hazards

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.

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Just What Are Job Hazards?

Published Nov 12, 2018 4:30:54 PM posted in Safety, Workplace Hazards

A Job Safety Analysis (JSA) or Job Hazard Analysis (JHA) helps identify workplace hazards before they occur. But what does OSHA consider a workplace hazard, and what kinds of jobs are most hazardous under that definition?

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Safety Responsibilities on a Multi-Employer Project: Some Examples

Published Jun 12, 2018 1:00:00 PM posted in Safety, Workplace Hazards, OSHA

In deciding whether to cite an employer for safety violations, OSHA uses a two-step process:

  1. What is the status of the employer in the case—Creating, Exposing, Correcting, or Controlling?
  2. Given the different responsibilities of each employer type in a multi-employer project, did the employer meet those responsibilities?
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How to Communicate with Employees About Hazards

Published Nov 3, 2016 1:40:52 PM posted in Injury Prevention, Workplace Hazards

At some organizations, telling a group of employees that you’re about to talk about safety is like announcing the rest of the meeting will be in Swahili. You’d get that same reaction of people settling back into chairs, ready to stare off into space, and just wait for the end.

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