Employee Safety and Compliance
Concerned about workplace safety? OSHA requirements? Violations? Many companies can use help staying in compliance with OSHA’s workplace employee safety requirements. You hired your employees to be experts in production. You hire an experienced safety consultant to help you quickly become and stay compliant.
OSHA requirements are slightly different in each state because 34 states either require or encourage companies to have Injury and Illness Prevention Programs (IIPP). All businesses with employees fall under the rules that OSHA enforces.
In Oregon in the agriculture industry, there are certain inspections and requirements specifically for AG your state may be different:
Nearly all growers, processors, and suppliers are subject to rules for inspections. Here is the AG code version: “Inspections. A competent person or persons must inspect every place of employment at least quarterly. OAR 437-004-0250 (6) (e) has other requirements related to these inspections.”
Are you compliant with quarterly inspections? Do you feel comfortable with your employee safety program? If you’re uncertain, give Strategic Business Services a call and we’ll discuss the best plan for your company.
“The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that approximately 3.3 million serious work-related injuries and about 4,300 fatalities occurred in 2009. The human cost of preventable workplace injuries and deaths is incalculable. However, according to the 2010 Liberty Mutual Workplace Safety Index, the direct cost of the most disabling workplace injuries and illnesses in 2008 amounted to $53.42 billion in U.S. workers compensation costs, more than one billion dollars per week. This money would be better spent on job creation and innovation. Injury and illness prevention programs are good for workers, good for business and good for America.” – Dr. David Michaels Assistant Secretary of Labor