OSHA 1910: What Every Facility Manager Needs to Know
OSHA 1910: what every facility manager needs to know will help you understand the basic safety requirements for your workplace. You can find out more about OSHA’s role in promoting safe and healthful workplaces, the OSHA standards for occupational exposure limits, recordkeeping requirements, hazard recognition and prevention, general safety rules, emergency response procedures, and more!
In the past, safety was often considered a nuisance. It was something that got in the way of productivity and profits. But times have changed. The stakes are higher now. More people are injured at work than ever before – more than 14 million every year! And this is not just an American problem – it’s global:1 out of 4 workers worldwide will suffer from a workplace injury or illness each year.
The costs to society can be enormous too: lost production, medical expenses, compensation payments, and other social welfare expenditures come to over half a trillion dollars annually for all countries combined2–and that number doesn’t even include losses from death or disability! What’s worse is that these numbers continue to rise as our workplaces grow more and more complex.
This book is a publication of the United States Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). The goal of this organization is to assure “safe and healthy working conditions for working men and women.” One way that they do this is by creating standards designed to keep workers safe. These include rules on how to handle equipment, train employees, conduct fire drills, prevent falls, deal with electrical hazards, control hazardous energy sources, conduct first aid procedures, protect against chemical exposures, and operate stairlifts safely.
All of these are found in OSHA 1910. This document serves as an overview for making workplaces safer. It also explains the legal aspects of safety procedures. Workers have the right to ask management what OSHA standards are in effect at any given workplace. They also have the right to see OSHA publications, and to know what chemical hazards they may be exposed to on the job. This book covers all of these topics in detail, so it is a useful resource for facility managers who want to learn about safety in their workplaces.
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