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OSHA’s Influence in Healthcare

OSHA’s Influence in Healthcare

We all know that OSHA is one of the top advocates for the health and safety of employees while on job. OSHA has set countless safety standards regarding everything from arc flash hazards to fall protection to safety signage. However, could there be a loophole in OSHA’s safety coverage? Some people say yes. A new

OSHA Compliance Counts – Auto Industry

OSHA Compliance Counts – Auto Industry

OSHA is known for their great dedication towards employee health and safety. In fact, if it wasn’t for OSHA’s safety standards and guidelines, many workplaces would be quite a bit more hazardous than they currently are. Anyhow, OSHA makes it a regular practice to visit businesses in order to make sure they are indeed in

OHSA: Stay Safe in Hot Weather

OHSA: Stay Safe in Hot Weather

Its summertime, the birds are chirping, the skies are blue, and the heat index is at nearly 100 degrees! WHAT? Yes, it is summertime. Summer is known for bringing beautiful sunny days chalked full of outdoor activities. However, summer is also notorious for bringing on sweltering hot weather conditions that even make going out to

Hazard Harmony Between OSHA, NFPA, and HMIS

Hazard Harmony Between OSHA, NFPA, and HMIS

Three big players in the field of safety include OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration), the NFPA (National Fire Protection Association), and the HMIS (Hazardous Materials Identification System). All three organizations aim to provide certain levels of protection to employees and people regarding safety and health hazards. However, OHSA has done some recent revisions to

OSHA Safety Plan

OSHA Safety Plan

The safety of employee’s remains one of the top priorities of many businesses. Without clearly defined safety guidelines, the health and wellbeing of employees is at risk. In order to ensure that employers provide the protection necessary, OSHA provides the guidelines needed to develop a safety plan. Many states have enacted their own rules for

OSHA Electrical Safety Practices

OSHA Electrical Safety Practices

Safety organizations such as OSHA provide helpful guidelines and standards to protect employees from occupational hazards while on the job. One of the leading occupational hazards includes the use and consumption of electricity. Electricity is used by nearly every industrial business worldwide. Electricity not only powers equipment, but also provides employees with lighting, HVAC, and

OSHA 300

OSHA 300

Thousands of people are injured every year within the workplace. Even though it is nearly impossible to avoid all work-related injuries, we can try to limit the amount of injuries that are possible through training, education, and employee assistance. This is where OSHA comes into play. For those of us familiar with OSHA, we understand

The Core Functions of OSHA

The Core Functions of OSHA

According to the available statistics, more than sixty percent of the accidents in the workplace are preventable. Prevention can be achieved through a proper educative system targeting the employer, the employees and the general public. Negligence forms the major component of the causes of these accidents while the rest are due to lack of proper

OSHA for a Small Business

OSHA for a Small Business

(OSHA) Occupational Safety and Health Administration is an agency of the US Department of Labor. The agency strives to improve the safety and health conditions in the workplace. The agency sets the standards, imparts training and encourages the continual improvement of safety and health conditions in the workplace. There are a number of benefits for

OSHA Releases Top Ten Violations Citations for 2012 at NSC Congress and Expo

OSHA Releases Top Ten Violations Citations for 2012 at NSC Congress and Expo

At its annual Congress and Expo in Orlando this year, the National Safety Council was “treated” to OSHA’s release of its top ten list of violations citations for 2012. OSHA deputy director of the Directorate of Enforcement Programs Patrick Kapust reported the list for a crowded Expo audience. Among the list of ten violations, the

OSHA Empowers Employees

OSHA Empowers Employees

Traditionally, organization’s management had the role of designing and implementing safety rules without the necessary participation of the employees. The system was straightforward and often not to the benefit of the employees. However today, revised regulations on workplace safety have emphasized on the involvement of employees by recognizing that they are the major players and

OSHA’s Priority Areas in Workplace Safety

OSHA’s Priority Areas in Workplace Safety

The employer is obligated to ensure the workplace remains a safe place for the employees. He also has a responsibility of informing the workers of the various hazards within an organization. There are specific stipulations on how this is to be achieved. OSHA has elaborate specification on safety signs and appropriate markings to caution and