Unintentional Injuries are still the leading cause of death for American’s between the ages of 1 and 44. Thousands of American’s die from a workplace related accident every year, and many more are severely injured.
Providing a safe workplace for employees is the foundation of productive business. An effective worksite safety program includes risk assessment, training, communication and evaluation. Meeting regulatory requirements, risk prioritization, and adherence can be challenging.
Businesses are required to provide a safe environment for their employees to work. That includes if your employees are working on sites other than your own. Ensuring compliance with existing industry and OSHA standards is the first step. States sometimes implement their own OSHA departments. They have to gain approval from federal OSHA to do so, and must meet or exceed federal OSHA standards. 22 states currently have their own OSHA departments.
Check out the map below to find out if your state has its own OSHA department or if Federal OSHA is your regulatory body.