Safety For Small Businesses

Do you manage a small business? If so, you may be thinking, “We don’t have the resources or the time to devote to developing a comprehensive safety compliance program!”.

But, even if you think there may be better ways to spend your time and resources, consider that OSHA is looking to increase targeted inspections of small establishments.

Don’t wait for an OSHA enforcer to knock on the door of your small business. Take simple steps to initiate your safety plan for small businesses – it doesn’t cost much. It’s great for Team Building, and can be perceived as an employee benefit, too!

Things to consider:

  • Why OSHA is setting its sights on small business enforcement
  • The compliance policies and practice must-haves every small organization should have in place—regardless of budget, time to devote to safety compliance/training, and resources
  • The compliance mistakes small businesses, in particular, often make with regard to ensuring OSHA compliance—and the steps you can take to avoid them

OSHA wants to see that you have a formal, written and active (or better PROactive) safety program in place.

See all the Easy-to-Use OSHA Safety Training Materials available!

See all the Easy-to-Use OSHA Safety Training Materials available!

How can you do this?

  • Set up some training
  • Give quizzes
  • Keep records

OK – again, How?

First analyze what safety risks there are in your workplace. For an office, it may just be ergonomics and maybe some CPR and First Aid. Got a warehouse? Add in Forklift Safety (OSHA calls it Industrial Lift Truck Safety)… what else? Got Chemicals? Have a Fire Risk?

Here’s the beauty of OSHA Compliance training…most can be Do-It-Yourself. DIY OSHA Compliance? Yep. Some topics, like CPR & First Aid Training, require a certified instructor. Luckily, you can get Group CPR & First Aid taught for as low as $16 per student in large groups at your location. What about all the other topics?

As long as you have suitable, OSHA Compliant Safety Training Materials, and either you, or another your designate as a “Competent Person” thoroughly understand that materials and can present them to your group – and answer any questions about it you employees may have – that is OSHA compliant Training! Be sure to keep the sign in roster and quizzes for your records, and you’ll have it all to show an Inspector that shows up.

Here are some of the may OSHA Safety Training topics you can get easy-to-use materials for from Safety Meeting Kits (“Regulatory Compliance Kits” for the heavier-duty topics) to Videos / DVDs, student handbooks, posters, CD-Rom interactive training, even Safety Games! (FYI – they are all available in Spanish, too)

Accident Investigation  Laboratory Hoods 
Asbestos Awareness  Laboratory Safety 
Back Safety  Ladder Safety 
Bloodborne Pathogens  Lock-Out/Tag-Out 
Compressed Gas Cylinders  Machine Guard Safety 
Computer Workstation Safety  Materials Handling Safety 
Confined Space Entry  Medical Surveillance Programs 
Conflict Resolution  Monitoring Procedures & Equipment
Crane Safety  MSDS – Material Safety Data Sheet
Dealing with Drug and Alcohol Abuse Office Safety 
DOT HAZMAT General Awareness  OSHA Formaldehyde Standard 
DOT HAZMAT Safety Training  OSHA Laboratory Standard 
DOT HAZMAT Security Awareness  OSHA Lead Standards 
DOT In-Depth HAZMAT Security Training  Personal Protective Equipment 
Driving Safety  Planning for Laboratory Emergencies
Electrical Safety  Preventing Contamination 
Emergency Planning  Recordkeeping 
Emergency Response Plan  Respiratory Protection and Safety
Ergonomics  Rigging Safety 
Exposure Monitoring & Medical Surveillance  Right-To-Know 
Eye Safety  Safety Audits 
Fall Protection  Safety Lesson Plans 
Fire Prevention & Safety  Safety Orientation 
First Aid  Safety Showers & Eye Washes 
Fitness & Wellness  Sexual Harassment 
Flammables and Explosives in the Laboratory  Site Safety & Health Plan 
Forklift/Powered Industrial Truck  Slips, Trips & Falls 
Hand & Power Tool Safety  Supported Scaffolding 
Hand, Wrist & Finger Safety  Suspended Scaffolding 
Handling Hazardous Materials  Tuberculosis 
Hazardous Materials Labels  Understanding Chemical Hazards 
Hazardous Spills  Welding Safety 
HAZMAT  Winter Safety 
HAZWOPER  Work Practices and Engineering Controls 
Hearing Conservation and Safety  Workplace Harassment 
Heat Stress  Workplace Stress 
Housekeeping & Accident Prevention Workplace Violence 
Indoor Air Quality 

OSHA Safety Training keeps your company compliant with OSHA Standards and offers training in every category of work.

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