Common OSHA Violations and How to Avoid Them

an office desk Common OSHA Violations and How to Avoid Them

How to Prevent Frequently-Made OSHA Violations

 The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) was created to establish safe and healthy working conditions for men and women in their place of work. While the OSHA provides numerous resources and requires certain standards to be met, businesses can still violate their safety standards. To avoid common safety violations, read on.

Top violations:

  • Fall protection
  • Hazard communication
  • Scaffolding
  • Respiratory protection
  • Machinery and machine guarding
  • Electrical, wiring methods, components, and equipment

To help keep your team safe:

  • Light stairwells effectively
  • Install guardrails and toe boards around platforms and dangerous equipment
  • Inform employees of any hazardous material that may be on site and ensure they know how to interpret hazardous material labels
  • Provide safety equipment such as hard hats, goggles, gloves, face masks, safety vets, and more
  • Provide basic electricity safety training to all employees
  • Allow only certified employees to work in areas where falls are safety hazards
  • Make sure employees know what to do if machinery is faulty or broken

 Maintaining proper safety standards can protect your business. Are you ready to find the right business insurance for even more protection? To find quality insurance for all of your business needs, contact the professionals at Chambers & Company Insurance Brokers.

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