When it comes to safety and health in the workplace, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, or OSHA, has myriad laws and regulations to ensure proper occupational safety. And while many employers and employees may find it difficult to navigate OSHA compliance regulations, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration has a variety of support systems in place to help foster understanding.
OSHA compliance modules are available on the Occupational Safety and Health Administration website and are a great way to get an overview of what OSHA compliance is and how it affects you and your workplace. There are also a variety of ways to seek assistance for OSHA compliance where you work. Employers can contact the OSHA Consultation Program and can sign up for on-site compliance assistance that is completely free. This program is designed to help employers identify and correct workplace hazards before there is a problem. Job safety training is also available for employers and employees through your local OSHA area office or you can contact an OSHA advisor to walk you through OSHA compliance issues that relate specifically to you and your needs.
When it comes to OSHA compliance, it is best to be proactive and make sure to correct any problems before they become larger issues. Fines for not being OSHA compliant can range anywhere from a few dollars to more than $70,000. By making sure that you and your workplace are free from occupational hazards you will be able to better ensure employee safety and avoid any future fines.
Safety Health Council Northern New England
The Safety Health Council Northern New England is a wonderful resource.
It is unlawful for your employer to expose you to occupational safety hazards.