1010 – 02 – OSHA and Their Guidelines
OSHA (O-S-H-A) stands for Occupational Safety and Health Administration. It is part of the United States Department of Labor. OSHA’s mandate is to help employers decrease their employees’ injuries, illnesses, and deaths while workers are on the clock. OSHA creates safety programs and provides training to both employers and employees. Furthermore, they cooperate with other agencies to enhance workers’ safety nationwide.
OSHA creates and enforces mandatory job and health standards in addition to providing a series of recommendations about workplace safety. It ensures employers follow these guidelines by conducting thorough worksite inspections that, if the employer does not meet OSHA standards, can result in citations and fines.
OSHA also steps in when workers contact the agency about accidents and workplace safety issues. A few of these safety hazards include:
-Toxic substance hazards
– Electrical hazards
– Fall hazards
– Fire and explosion hazards
– Machine hazards
The aforementioned hazards can be normal occurrences in a machine shop. This means you need to know OSHA’s safety guidelines.
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