Injury And Illness Prevention Plan

Written by Amy Hall
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An injury and illness prevention plan should incorporate the health and safety guidelines as set forth by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). The mission of this organization is to protect all workers across America from unsafe and unhealthy working environments. OSHA has over 200 offices throughout the United States, with over 2100 employees, all working to improve the environment in the workplace, by assessing risks and implementing strategies to increase safety.

OSHA's team includes inspectors, complaint investigators, physicians, educators, writers, and technical and personnel support staff. All of these people work together to help American companies create and implement an injury and illness prevention plan for the workplace. OSHA provides educational materials, including books, videos, and brochures about safety training, as well as other services, such as group or one-on-one training, and risks assessments.

Implementing an Injury and Illness Prevention Plan

Not only does OSHA help companies initially come up with guidelines for accident prevention, but it also provides ongoing support. This means that as questions or concerns arise in the future, you can contact them by phone or fax, and ask them about solutions to your work safety questions. You may be able to work out a solution over the phone, or OSHA may actually send out a representative to your place of business to look at the problem firsthand.

It is important to keep in mind the ultimate goal of safety and health regulations: to keep workers safe from bodily injury or illness while on the job. All it takes is some effort from everyone involved, including employers and employees, as well as OSHA, to make every workplace in America a safe workplace. For more information about creating a health and safety plan that complies with OSHA standards, please click on the link on this page.


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