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Industrial Safety

Robert P. Jackson, PE

Everyone wishes for a safe environment and we all abhor workplace injuries. It is absolutely imperative that employees perform given functions under safe conditions. With that being said, the employee must realize accomplishment of this goal means he or she must meet the company halfway. Provisions for a safe working environment definitely are a team effort. OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) has very specific guidelines relative to safe working conditions companies and individuals need to follow to avoid injury. Nineteen (19) states have adopted their own guidelines to govern working conditions. These state guidelines may be more stringent than the Federal OSHA standards but, generally, fall along the same lines hoping to produce the same results. Thirty-one states use the Federal OSHA guidelines as their safety standard.

Companies investing in workplace safety and health related activities can expect to reduce fatalities, injuries, and illnesses. This will result in cost savings in a variety of areas, such as lowering workers' compensation costs and medical expenses, avoiding OSHA penalties, and reducing costs to train replacement employees and conduct accident investigations. In addition, employers often find that changes made to improve workplace safety and health can result in significant improvements to their organization's productivity and financial performance. If an employee knows the company he or she works for is involved with providing a safe working environment on a day to day basis, that employee will work with less tension and less fatigue at the end of the day.

This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of the course materials.

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