Whether you work at a business, manage it or own it, you all have the same goal: You want your employees healthy and safe on the job.
The good news is that there is something each of us can do to make sure we all go home as healthy and whole as we began our workday. G2 takes you one step at a time to establish health and safety goals, and then implement a plan to carry those goals out.
Workplace safety and health laws establish regulations that are designed to eliminate personal injuries and illnesses from occurring in the workplace. These are federal and state statutes. The main law protecting the health and safety of workers within the workplace is the Occupational Safety and Health Act, referred to as OSHA. Every private employer who engages in interstate commerce is subject to OSHA regulations.
G2 Health and Safety Consultants Can Help You
G2 can help you understand how a safe and healthy workplace benefits workers, families, businesses and the community. We are here to answer your questions about workplace safety, educate you and help you implement a safety program in your place of business.
Knowing your responsibilities, finding the best solutions to your workplace safety and health needs and then developing a program and system for organizing your health and safety efforts sets your business on the right track for compliance with state and federal laws.
Workplace Safety and Health Hazards
Unsafe equipment, biological, physical and chemical hazards all pose a threat to workplace safety and health.
Spills on floors, working from heights, machinery related hazards, electrical hazards or working in confined spaces are all situations that should be explored and evaluated for workplace safety.
Biological hazards are associated with working with animals, people, or infectious plant materials. Those who work in schools, day care facilities, colleges and universities, hospitals, laboratories, emergency response, nursing homes, outdoor occupations, etc. may expose you to biological hazards. If you or your employees work in industries such as these, a safety plan should be incorporated and reviewed on a regular basis.
Physical hazards are factors within the environment that can harm the body without necessarily touching it. These include exposure to radiation, high amounts of sunlight or ultraviolet light, or constant loud noise.
Ergonomic hazards occur when the type of work, body positions and working conditions put strain on your body. This might occur in improperly adjusted workstations, jobs where a lot of heavy lifting is required, exposure to vibration, or jobs where the same physical movement is performed over and over.
Whatever your health and safety needs, G2 consultants are here to help.