Workplace Health And Safety

Written by Amy Hall
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Workplace health and safety should be right up there in importance with safety in the home. Most of us spend at least 8 hours a day at work, maybe more. Therefore, it is imperative that every man and woman in the United States has protection when they are on the job. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is an organization that strives to raise the standards for safety in the workplace.

How do they do this, you might wonder? Well, OSHA is a overseen by the Federal government, and it has some wonderful resources available for companies big and small to utilize. OSHA has over 200 offices throughout the United States, with 2,100 inspectors, as well as physicians, engineers, writers, educators, and technical and support staff. This team works together to help companies come up with strategies that can help them achieve workplace health and safety.

Making Workplace Health and Safety a Priority

OSHA works with businesses to develop and implement workplace health and safety plans that work. This means that employees undergo safety training specific to their field, and these same employees must be tested on the material to show their level of comprehension and their skills. In addition, employees are given educational materials to keep for reference, and continued support and education as the guidelines change.

More and more companies are realizing the importance of safety in the workplace. Without such safety measures, employees can get hurt, which starts a downhill spiral. When employees get injured, they miss work. When employees miss work, companies lose money. As you can see, it makes sense to provide a safe workplace for all workers in American companies.

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