Workplace health and safety is both the moral and legal responsibility of most employers. Whether you’re working in an office or in a manufacturing warehouse, any type of workplace has its share of hazards. It is important for employers to thoroughly assess and effectively address each issue. This means performing a job safety analysis, providing education and training for your employees, supply appropriate PPE at no cost to the worker, removing or controls hazards, and cultivating a culture of safety.
Countries and institutions research, regulate, and standardize the workplaces all over the world to keep those earning a paycheck safe and healthy. Most companies find when safety is put first, there is an improvement in employee morale, and even productivity. In this Q&A section we will explore how regulations are enforced and the organizations behind the development of standards. We will look at different ways you can improve the safety in your facility and the kind of training needed for employees. Covering a number of international topics with a focus on OSHA’s role in workplace safety, we invite you to explore the most commonly asked questions related to occupational health and safety; it could save your workplace!