The well-prepared construction worker

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How can I be sure my company's in OSHA compliance?

The well-prepared construction worker

Given the number of safety rules and regulations that govern the workplace, it isn't always easy to know if your are running afoul of OSHA. There are a lot of safety issues to be concerned about and it is important to make sure you have the equipment and the program in place to ensure that your work site is safe and in compliance. Industrial safety equipment covers a broad range of products. From fall protection systems such as harnesses, lanyards and lifelines, to standard first aid supply kits and respirators, these items may be a necessary investment and a federal obligation for your business. To know for sure if your organization meets the requirements set by OSHA, consider resources such as safety training videos or a safety consultant. These tools can help you can identify any problems within the organization so you can necessary changes. Otherwise you run the risk of being out of compliance and in hot water with OSHA, which could earn you a fine as large as $70,000.



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