The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is tasked with reducing the number of workplace injuries. Although they conduct regular inspections, relying solely on OSHA to keep your company safe is not enough. Instead, it requires a cultural change within your organization, including a proactive approach to safety.
Unsafe practices can put a significant dent in a company's bottom line. Look at the size of some of the fines OSHA has assessed, as reported inIndustrial Safety and Hygiene News (ISHN). OSHA violations can happen at any organization, but avoiding a costly citation happens when everyone — not just the management — plays a role in managing risk.