All manufacturing, service industry, facility management and industrial companies are different and must comply with a broad range of occupational safety and health compliance regulations. Controlling the rising cost of doing business has forced many companies to rely on outside expertise. As productivity quotas increase, companies must manage safety issues that directly affect the bottom line.
General industry standards apply to any type of employment in any industry, including agriculture, construction and maritime employment, to the extent that specific standards for these other industries do not apply. Specific industry standards take priority over general industry standards if they address identical hazards. Some standards impose similar requirements on all industry sectors, for example personal protective equipment (PPE) and hazard communication.
Potential hazards for workers in general industry:
- Falls (from heights);
- Machine guarding;
- Powered Industrial Trucks;
- Electric shock and arc flash/arc blast;
- Lockout/Tagout; and
- Repetitive motion injuries.
It Doesn’t Matter What The Size Of Your Organization Is, If You Have Employees (Or Are Self-employed), Health And Safety Should Be At The Top Of Your Priority List.