OSHA has issued a guideline that should help industry employers develop proactive programs to keep their workplaces safe. The recommended practices should be helpful to small and medium-sized contractors who may not have safety and health specialists on staff. This is a wonderful tool that can be used as a guideline to prevent work-related injuries, illnesses, and deaths, as well as financial difficulties these events can cause for workers, their families and their employers.
Click here to see the Recommended Practices provided by OSHA. Click here for the news release. These recommendations are advisory only and do not create any new legal obligations or alter existing obligations created by OSHA standards or regulations.