The manufacturing industry is extremely broad. Of all business types, manufacturing is one of the most hazardous industries for employees because of the varied risks and workflows.
As your enterprise grows, you become more than just a business. The federal government now considers you an employer. This means along with the reputation of your business, you are now responsible for the care of your employees. You are also expected to maintain a safe and healthy workplace according to the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA).
Last year, the top five OSHA violations involved:
- Machine Guards (2,048 citations)
- Lockout/Tagout – LOTO (1,356 citations)
- Hazard Communication (1,312 citations)
- Respiratory Protection (1,246 citations)
- Electrical violations (1,048 citations)
What is your organization doing to prevent workplace accidents and injuries? If you struggle with or have been faced with an OSHA violation, or you don’t know where to begin to implement a safety program, we can help. Contact us for more information. We look forward to hearing from you.
Curtis M. Bull, CIC
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The information in this article was obtained from various sources and is not all inclusive regarding the subject matter. This content is offered for educational purposes only.