The safety of your employees is top priority, right? Without a dedicated staff, businesses would fall apart, and nothing would get made or get done.
Due to the poor labor and safety conditions in the industrial and manufacturing facilities of the 1900s in the United States, the Occupational Safety and Health Act, created and enacted in 1970, set forth a strict guideline of general safety procedures and accident prevention regulations.
OSHA has a long, long list of regulations and should be reviewed on a regular schedule by management and any accidents or violations should be reported immediately.
Because it’ll be impossible to sum up the entirety of OSHA, this is a brief overview of what’s expected to ensure your company is complying with safety regulations.
While OSHA covers a variety of industries, from logging to maritime to electrical, it’s too much to sum up in a couple paragraphs. However, there are important notes to remember when ensuring that you’re complying with manufacturing safety guidelines.
For general industries, it’s more than just equipment that needs to undergo inspections and proper installation for safe use. Walking surfaces, exit routes, powered platforms, and ventilation must all adhere to the guidelines set forth by OSHA.
In section 1910.119 of OSHA, chemical industrial companies must include hazardous chemical information in safety data sheets available to staff, as well as precautions necessary to prevent exposure, including engineering controls, administrative controls, and personal protective equipment available to staff.
Furthermore, this section also covers machine and equipment integrity. Regular maintenance must be performed, documented, and addressed if there are any issues or defects outside of the equipment manufacturer’s recommendation. It’s important that all maintenance materials, spare parts and any equipment are properly installed and suited for intended use.
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