Continuing on with our series on the most frequently asked questions regarding OSHA's Bloodborne Pathogens Standard this post covers everything under the "exposure control" section.
We get it, the Bloodborne Pathogen can be confusing. There are many frequently asked questions regarding it. Sometimes you are unsure if something affects you or your company directly and questions can arise that you need answers to.
If you have workers that are tasked with removing the virus that causes ebola from surfaces in your building; it is your responsibility to make sure that they are protected from exposure. This includes the exposure to harmful chemicals as well as to the virus itself.
Like clockwork; every October, the Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration releases a preliminary list of the 10 most frequently cited safety and health violations for the fiscal year, compiled from nearly 32,000 inspections of workplaces by federal OSHA staff.
If You Fail To Protect Your Workers On The Job?
In 2015 OSHA put together a report that details exactly this. The costs not only affect the workplace, but they affect families, employees and the economy overall. This is a fact: workers earn an average of 15 percent less over 10 years following an injury.
The Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) requires chemical manufacturers, distributors, or importers to provide Safety Data Sheets (SDSs) (formerly known as Material Safety Data Sheets or MSDSs) to communicate the hazards of hazardous chemical products. Safety Data Sheets are an essential component and are intended to provide comprehensive information about a substance or mixture for use in workplace chemical management.
Are you concerned about the safety of the office this Flu Season? Many people are, even if they are not in charge of the safety of the office. With the way that the flu spreads within an office, and then it spreads at home too, the pool of those that are infected with the virus just grows larger and larger, unless you choose to take preventative measures right off the bat.
With the OSHA penalty adjustment starting today, we wanted to share all of the below information with you to act as a quick reference guide.
- The OSHA Website provides information about protecting people who work for airlines, mortuaries, laboratories, customs, emergency response and other vulnerable fields.