OSHA Compliant Corporate Safety Programs
The number one way to keep your workers safe on the job is to train them properly. After all, how are your workers supposed to know what they should do to protect themselves if you’ve never given them proper training?
An OSHA safety program will train workers in several safety areas so they can avoid hazards and know what to do should a disaster occur.
By the time you’ve finished reading this article, you will understand OSHA compliance regulations and how to implement a safety program.
What Programs Are Required by OSHA?
You can customize your safety training that complies with OSHA safety standards, depending on the nature of your business. Use these sample programs to help you design your customized programs for your workplace:
- Fall protection
- Bloodborne pathogens
- General safety and health programs
- Hazard communication standard
- Powered industrial trucks
- Respiratory protection
- Permit-required confined spaces program
- Shipyard employment
OSHA provides several eTools for developing customized programs with these different safety programs in mind. You can also find sample programs from state on-site consultation programs. Consider the nature of your business and which OSHA training makes the most sense.
What Are the 4 Types of OSHA Compliance?
Four types of OSHA compliance inspections exist. Each compliance inspection occurs for different reasons.
- Complaint Inspection: a response to an employee filing a formal complaint with OSHA
- Fatality and Accidents Inspection: when an employer notifies OSHA of a workplace fatality or accident that involves three or more people.
- Programmed Inspection: a random inspection when OSHA inspectors choose a workplace with hazardous work conditions.
- Imminent Danger Inspection: response to an informant telling OSHA that there is a condition of imminent danger at a workplace
Each inspection is purposeful. Inspectors will note the complaint’s specific nature and then look at those compliance elements.
What Is an OSHA Compliance Program?
An OSHA compliance program is training that will help ensure you have a safe workplace for your employees. It follows a general OSHA compliance plan.
This way, should an inspector come to your business to conduct one of the previous inspections, you’re prepared to demonstrate that you have a safe-run business in compliance with all OSHA standards. Additionally, you’re proving to your employees that you care about them when you follow OSHA guidelines.
Such a standard of care will lead to less missed work and better quality of work because your employees know you care.
What Is a Corporate Safety Program?
A corporate safety program teaches workers all of the essential safety protocols at their job. It also prepares them for events where emergencies may occur at work.
These programs will identify potential hazards and address them through proper employee training.
Use an OSHA Safety Program to Stay Compliant
Invest in an OSHA safety program to ensure your business stays OSHA compliant. Such training will show your employees that you care enough to train them in safety protocols. They will know what to do in an emergency and have the skills to avoid disaster in the future.
Do you need help putting together a training program? If so, contact us. We can help you put together a solid program for your company.