Health and Safety in the Workplace: It’s a Four-Letter Word

When it comes to workplace safety, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is our nation’s authority. OSHA’s been around since 1971, offering a plethora of resources that have been proven effective.

Worker injuries and illnesses are down, from 10.9 incidents per 100 workers in 1972 to 2.8 per 100 in 2017.

(Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics)

“Workplace injuries can cause dramatic increases in a Workers’ Compensation premium” said Brian Canady, Focus HR Inc’s Operations Manager. “This can be financially devastating to a business owner, so we think you can never hear enough about OSHA’s recommendations.

To keep your work force happy and healthy, make sure your business managers are doing their part.

OSHA’s Four Actions that managers should be taking:

Of course, without proper action from employees safety will be ever-elusive.

Here are OSHA’s Five Actions for employees:

Basically, when business managers and employees work together, the odds of success can only skyrocket. Just be sure to consider all of your industry hazards, and don’t forget the potential impact of outside contractors.

To see OSHA’s entire safety and health protocol click here.

To see the Top 10 Most Frequently Cited Standards in 2018 click here.

To speak with our OSHA-trained experts at Focus HR, Inc. click here.

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