Employers looking for resources to help find and fix workplace hazards can turn to the U.S. Labor Department and OSHA.
OSHA has developed online resources to help employers identify and repair workplace hazards before someone is injured or becomes ill.
Workplace injuries and illnesses are preventable when employers implement a proactive, systematic process for identifying and correcting hazards.
OSHA is working with industry stakeholders to provide informative compliance assistance resources.
- OSHA's Safe + Sound campaign has resources and activities for finding and fixing hazards.
- OSHA's Recommended Practices for Safety and Health Programs identifies key actions for hazard identification and assessment and hazard prevention and control.
- A fact sheet guides employers through the process of using an OSHA 300 log to identify workplace hazards, and prevent injuries and illnesses.
- A guide for managers and safety officers provides tips for conducting safety walk-arounds to identify hazards in the workplace and communicate with workers about hazards in their jobs.
OSHA's On-Site Consultation Program provides valuable services for job creators that are separate from enforcement.
Employers who implement workplace improvements can reduce lost time due to injuries and illnesses, improve employee morale, increase productivity, and lower workers' compensation insurance premiums.
CONN-OSHA is also a good source for information for Connecticut companies.
For more information, contact CBIA's Phillip Montgomery (860.244.1982).