Safety programs help companies reach their goal to prevent workplace injuries and fatalities. OSHA has recently updated their Guidelines for Safety and Health Programs (first released 30 years ago), to account for the changes in modern workplaces and evolving safety and health issues.
The New Guidelines for Safety and Health Programs Resource
The practices recommended by OSHA use a proactive approach — finding and fixing problems and risks before they cause injury or illness is a far more effective approach than waiting until an accident has already occurred. They’re designed to be used in a wide variety of small and medium-sized businesses. The Recommended Practices outlines a step-by-step approach, and include online tools and case studies.
Why Implement a Safety and Health Program
There are many benefits that come with implementing a safety and health program:
- Prevent workplace injuries and illnesses
- Improve compliance with laws and regulations
- Reduce costs, including significant reductions in workers’ compensation premiums
- Engage workers
- Enhance their social responsibility goals
- Increase productivity and enhance overall business operations
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If you have questions about implementing a safety and health program for your business, feel free to give me a call at (864) 905-7835 and we’ll schedule a time to talk.