Let us start with the definition of safety. Safety is: The condition of being protected from or unlikely to cause danger, risk, or injury.
What is OHSA?
OHSA stands for Occupational Safety and Health Administration
When was OSHA started and why?
(OHSA) Occupational Safety was signed into law by President Richard M. Nixon on December 29, 1970. OHSA was created by Congress to ensure safe and healthy working conditions for men and women by setting and enforcing standards and providing training, outreach, education, and assistance. Employees must know their rights.
Click here to see a full list of OHSA guidelines requirements Pamphlet.
below is a partial list of only a few of the rules Employers MUST follow for the protection of their employee’s:
- Prominently display the official OSHA Job Safety and Health – It is the Law poster that describes rights and responsibilities under the OSH Act. This poster is free and can be downloaded from www.osha.gov.
- Inform workers about chemical hazards through training, labels, alarms, color-coded systems, chemical information sheets and other methods.
- Provide safety training to workers in a language and vocabulary they can understand.
- Keep accurate records of work-related injuries and illnesses.
- Perform tests in the workplace, such as air sampling, required by some OSHA standards.
- Provide required personal protective equipment at no cost to workers.*
- Provide hearing exams or other medical tests required by OSHA standards.
- Post OSHA citations and injury and illness data where workers can see them.
- Notify OSHA within 8 hours of a workplace fatality or within 24 hours of any work-related inpatient hospitalization, amputation, or loss of an eye (1-800-321-OSHA )
- Not retaliate against workers for using their rights under the law, including their right to report a work-related injury or illness.
* Employers must pay for most types of required personal protective equipment.
For more information on Employer Responsibilities click on this link: OSHA – The Employer Responsibility.
We posted this OHSA safety training video, SEEN BELOW, to better explain OHSA regulations and give you an idea on the type of signage you will need for your business.
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OHSA Safety and Training Video