HR Health & Safety FAQ

What does OSHA require employers to do?

It depends on how large your company is, your industry, and your company’s history of accidents, inspections, and so forth. Generally speaking, however, the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) requires employers to provide a workplace free of known hazards, to train employees on proper use of equipment and materials, and to provide safety equipment, among other things. OSHA also requires employers to post notices, submit to inspections, and keep records of workplace illnesses or injuries. For more information, see Nolo’s articles OSHA: Complying With Workplace Health and Safety Laws and OSHA Compliance: Recordkeeping, Reporting, Posting, and Inspection Rules.

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