It was 45 years ago that OSHA was established, and it has proven to be a timeless topic and necessity in the workplace. While some might think that OSHA standards would become a discussion of dwindling importance over time, quite the opposite is true.
The importance and successes of OSHA
The Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) standards were created and passed into law to protect workers at the office or job scene. It was the first time employers were held accountable for the health and safety of their employees – whether they work at a desk, factory line, or in the line of labor. Since then, workplace environments have improved, worker happiness and satisfaction has improved, and overall company success has also followed the positive trend.
Stay on the Good Side
It’s hard to believe that any employer would purposely neglect any of the OSHA standards when running a business. In fact, we aren’t suggesting that. But what is important is that in the busy hustle of trying to grow your business, you must make being in compliance with OSHA standards a priority. Here’s why:
First and foremost, it’s the law.
As a business owner, or person delegated with these responsibilities, you need to make sure that the workplace or job site environment meet the health and safety requirements. It’s a basic right of your workers.
One mistake can set you back.
OSHA standards were created to help the workers, but if a mistake or injury happens on the job, if you, the company, were in total compliance, you don’t need to worry. If, however, an OSHA oversight played any role in a worker’s injury, you have a much bigger problem to handle.
Your greatest assets are your employees.
As you take care in hiring your employees, you want to be sure that when they are performing their jobs, they are safe. A safe and happy worker will come back day after day. All of your employees deserve to feel safe and work in an OSHA-compliant environment.
Navigate the OSHA Standards
Complying with OSHA standards could be second nature for you. However, if you have any questions or need guidance on making sure all your projects meet the code, we’re here for you. Contact Integrity Staffing and we can help you stay on the positive trend of OSHA, and keep your employees safe and healthy.