Archive | June, 2014

Take Personal Responsibility for Safety

30 Jun

You may be familiar with OSHA’s General Duty Clause which actually has two components: 1) employers are to furnish a workplace free of recognized hazards that cause or are likely to cause death or serious physical harm to employees, and 2) employees are to comply with all safety rules and OSHA regulations. (29 US Code 654).
Even with this law, or an equivalent in states such as California which administrate their own OSHA systems, almost 6,000 workers die every year in work related accidents, and billions of dollars are spent on workers’ compensation claims.
So, one way you can make a change this year is to take personal responsibility for safety so that everyone you know goes home every day without an injury. Start every day with some action focusing on safety. Ask your co-workers or employees if they have a safety suggestion. Make sure you follow traffic laws, and set a good example at work. As a well known safety trainer, Carl Potter says, “Being safe is not a slogan, it is an action.”
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