A Safe Workplace – OSHA and Right-to-Know Laws
Workplace safety must be a primary consideration for any organization. According to OSHA’s website, in 2015, 4,379 workers were killed by workplace accidents and the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports nearly three million workplace injuries occurred in the same year. These staggering numbers represent, not only a cost to employees’ well-being, but also financial and time costs to the company. It is vital that you understand the safety laws and procedures in place to protect you and your employees.
- The purpose and scope of OSHA
- The right-to-know laws and enactments
- Incidence rates and records
- Inspections and penalties