12/22/2011

Free On-site Consultation program helps small businesses improve workplace safety and health

An effective workplace safety and health management system at the worksite(s)
will enable the employer to:


  • Recognize and remove hazards from your workplace.

  • Protect your workers from injury and illness.

  • Prevent loss of life at your worksite.

  • Cultivate informed and alert employees who take responsibility for their own and their coworkers' safety and for worksite safety as a whole.

  • Improve employee morale.

An increased understanding of workplace hazards and remedies will put the
managers in a better position to:


  • Comply with federal and state safety and health requirements.

  • Become more effective at their jobs. Management experts believe that the company with a well-managed safety and health system enjoys better overall management.

  • Increase productivity rates and assure product quality.


An exemplary workplace safety and health management system is "good business
sense" that also makes financial sense because it will allow to:


  • Learn first-hand that the cost of accident prevention is far lower than the cost of accidents.

  • Improve the bottom line by:

    • Lowering injury and illness rates,

    • Decreasing workers' compensation costs,

    • Reducing lost workdays, and

    • Limiting equipment damage and product losses.




Therefore compliance with safety and health management system requirements is
critical to protecting workers from occupational injuries and illnesses. To
assist small businesses with compliance, the Occupational Safety and Health
Administration (OSHA)'s On-site Consultation provides a free, confidential
service for small businesses with fewer than 250 employees at a site (and no
more than 500 employees nationwide). On-site consultation services are separate
from enforcement and do not result in penalties or citations.

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AplusA-online.de - Source: Occupational Safety and Health Administration