Helpful Summary of OSHA Regulations and Requirements

The Occupational and Safety Administration (OSHA) has been assigned two primary functions by the Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Act. Those functions are to set standards in the workplace, as well as to implement inspections to be sure that employers provide a safe work environment. In some cases, employers may need to change various practices and processes in order to comply with the accepted standards. Employers are required to know and comply with the OSHA standards. This may involve ensuring that employees use protective equipment along with complying with the rules that are applicable to them. The work environment must be kept free of hazards that could cause serious harm to employees.
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Ten Holiday Safety Tips

10 holiday safety tips

  • Inspect electrical decorations for damage before use
  • Never connect more than three strings of incandescent lights
  • Use battery operated candles
  • Keep tree fresh by watering daily
  • Protect cords from damage
  • Keep combustibles at least three feet from heat sources.
  • Check decorations for certification label
  • Do not overload electrical outlets
  • Stay in the kitchen when something is cooking
  • Turn off, unplug, and extinguish all decorations when going to sleep or leaving the house.

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