Do the myths about workplace safety have you worried about your company? Are you looking to improve your workplace health and safety standards? OSHA offers a free on-site consultation service that is available to small/medium-sized business and companies with high-hazard work environments. OSHA will help employers identify workplace hazards, offer advise on how to comply with OSHA standards and regulations and aid in developing a safety and health management system. Don’t worry, the consultation is NOT related to enforcement and companies will not be penalized or cited.
In addition to recognizing and improving workplace hazards and protecting workers from injury and illness, OSHA will train employees how to take responsibility for their own safety and their coworkers’ safety. OSHA will also train facility managers and improve their understanding of workplace hazards and how to comply with federal and state safety and health requirements.
Experts believe that a company with a well-managed safety and health system will result in better managing and help improve overall employee morale. In addition, OSHA believes that an exemplary workplace safety and health management system makes financial sense since the cost of preventing an accident is far cheaper than the costs that accompany an accident.
Visit OSHA’s How to Get Started page for more information on improving your workplace today.