OSHA’s rules and regulations may seem over reaching and even overzealous. Employer’s who don’t comply run the risk of expensive fines, civil lawsuits, and even jail time. OSHA is quite serious about protecting employees. Safe employees equals lower worker’s compensation costs, higher employee morale, and an injury free workplace.
Accidents do happen, that’s just a fact of life. How you handle the accident significantly impacts your bottom line. Proven processes and procedures, as detailed in an Injury and Illness Prevention plan, take the guess work out of any safety program.
A quality Injury and Illness Prevention Plan shall include the following elements:
- Commitment to Safety
- Designated Safety Officer
- List of Known Hazards
- Training Process
- Inspection Process
- Hazard Identification and Abatement
- Accident Investigation
- Anonymous Hazard Notification