Importance of Safety

The OSH Act of 1970 states, “Each employer shall furnish to each of his employees employment and a place of employment which are free from recognized hazards that are causing or are likely to cause death or serious physical harm to his employees; and shall comply with occupational safety and health standards promulgated under this Act.”

“Each employee shall comply with occupational safety and health standards and all rules, regulations, and order issued pursuant to this Act which are applicable to his own actions and conduct.”

This means that employees need to work safely as required by OSHA regulations. Failure of on-the-job safety, not only can put you at risk but also co-workers or bystanders. Just because something has always been done a certain way, does mean it is safe. Know the potential hazards of your workplace. It is important to know how to prevent hazardous situations by working safely and how to handle a hazardous situation in the event of an emergency.