Certified Crane Care October Ode to OSHA
Time is money.
Money is power.
Power is influence.
Influence is priceless.
Safety takes time.
So safety is priceless.
4,405 people died on the job in 2013. Each day decisions about workplace safety save a life. From the boardroom to the loading dock making time to place an emphasis on following OSHA guidelines is the difference between planning an employee appreciation or facing litigation after an employee's funeral. Not following rules and regulations may help meet or beat a deadline and impress a client but saving a life will yield even greater returns.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration's purpose is to promote, train and monitor workplace safety. Each industry has a separate set of compliance regulations, standards and penalties for violations. From dentistry to digging trenches knowing your industries regulations, standards, and recommendations will help you create an environment and culture conducive to being a zero-injury workplace.
Online training tools, fact sheets, tips sheets and quick cards, videos and training classes for safety professionals are available from OSHA. This agency strives to empower every employer to safeguard their investments and employees against preventable workplace accidents. Safety not only saves lives it saves money for everyone. Compliance with OSHA is a win-win-win.
Employers in OSHA compliance save more money than businesses saving time or cutting corners. Safety training, hiring safety personnel and purchasing safety equipment costs far less than OSHA violation penalties, raised insurance premiums and workman's compensation settlements. Employees win by sharing the responsibility for workplace safety financially and in quality of life. Families of workers win each day work place injuries are prevented and their loved one returns home unharmed.
Certified Crane Care is here to help you with your overhead crane and hoist safety. Our expertise includes Fall Protection training, inspections, repairs, modifications and modernization to help your company meet and exceed your safe operation needs. We know the importance of having a zero-injury workplace, whatever it takes.