We can all agree that working in a safe environment is vital in order to get the job done. Workplace safety should not only be important to employees, but also to employers, as it is their responsibility to maintain a safe and healthy work environment. According to the Occupational Safety Health Administration (OSHA), about 4,600 workers were killed on the job in 2012, and many other injuries occur each year, many of which could be prevented. There are many laws that protect employees when they get injured on the job, and it is the employer’s job to report all workplace injuries to the Occupational Safety Health Administration. I want to share some tips with you that can help encourage safety in the workplace and also prevent any injuries.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) organization requires employers with 10 or more employees who are not in an exempt industry to record and report work-related injuries and illnesses. Exempt employers are generally those in non-manual labor environments such as an Accounting firm. Companies who operate in manufacturing, agricultural, and other manual labor industries will be required to report.