From an original article by Joshlyn Ross, U.S. Small Business Administration
June is National Safety Month, the perfect time to evaluate how safe your workplace is and to identify opportunities for improvement. Before you begin the process, it’s best to know what you’re looking for. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has a variety of resources to help you and your employees make well-informed safety decisions every day.
- Ensure your business meets legal requirements with OSHA – Check out OSHA’s handbook to ensure that your small business meets the legal requirements of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970.
- Find the health and safety requirements that apply to you – OSHA offers a quick, step-by-step guide for determining which requirements apply to your workplace and how to comply.
- Take advantage of training and educational programs – OSHA offers courses and training materials to help you execute your safety plan.
- Request an on-site consultation for review – Get a free on-site consultation to find out where you and your business stand. Consultants will help identify workplace hazards, provide advice on OSHA compliance, and assist in establishing injury and illness prevention programs.
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