How to Prevent the Top OSHA Violations
Safety is the first priority for any company that seeks to protect employees and customers. Knowing the hazards that exist in workplace offices, equipment, and machinery is the first step to preventing accidents and injuries. Today, we’re going to look at the top Occupational Safety and Health Organization (OSHA) frequently cited violations in the workplace and what businesses can do to avoid them.
#1: Fall Protection
Falls continue to be one of the leading causes of serious injury and deaths at work, so it’s no surprise to see that plenty of workplaces have yet to tackle this one. Business owners should keep floors tidy, staircases well lit, railings in place for exposed areas, and repair flooring issues as soon as possible to prevent falls.
#2: Hazard Communication
An informed employee is more likely to be a safe employee. Businesses must inform employees about the identities and hazards of chemicals in the workplace. Chemicals should be labelled clearly and handled correctly.
#3: Eye and Face Protection
Office workers may not need to be concerned about face and eye protection, but these supplies matter for many others. Eye injuries cost businesses more than $300 million per year in lost production time, medical expenses, and workers’ compensation. Be sure that you provide plenty of safety equipment and maintain these supplies so that they are kept in good condition.