“OSHA” Stands for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration of the United. States Department of Labor, formed by the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970. Many OSHA standards require that employers train employees to work safely and to recognize and avoid hazards. The training must be provided in a language that employees understand.
OSHA was created because of public outcry against rising injury and death rates on the job. Through the years the agency has focused its resources where they can have the greatest impact in reducing injuries, illnesses, and deaths in the workplace.
What are OSHA’s training requirements for forklifts or powered industrial trucks?
The mission of OSHA is to save lives, prevent injuries and protect the health of America’s workers. … developing job safety and health standards and enforcing them through worksite inspections, maintaining a reporting and recordkeeping system to keep track of job-related injuries and illnesses.
A safe and healthy workplace not only protects workers from injury and illness, it can also lower injury/illness costs, reduce absenteeism and turnover, increase productivity and quality, and raise employee morale. In other words, safety is good for business. Plus, protecting workers is the right thing to do.
OSHA determines that the following entities are required to follow OSHA regulations and standards: Private sector workers. Workers in the state and local governments. Federal government employees.
First Meridian is offering OHSA compliant courses online. With every module taken, the workplace gets safer, and employees will work safer. The Oil & Gas industry is picking up and the mining industry is fully operational. Therefore, the time to train is now!