• Why OSHA Demands Engineering Controls First, PPE Last
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  • Mark Baranowskisays:
    03/01/2017 at 8:23 pm Reply

    Your employer must also provide a workplace free of known health and safety hazards.


    • Karensays:
      03/03/2017 at 5:45 pm Reply

      Absolutely! Providing a workplace that is free of recognized safety and health hazards is a fundamental responsibility for every employer subject to OSHA regulations.

      Because each workplace is unique, and it is up to the employer to identify their specific risks and hazards and either eliminate them or put plans in place to prevent employee injuries and illnesses. Many facilities do this with formalized Job Safety Analysis (JSA) or Job Hazard Analysis (JHA) processes. The hierarchy of controls can then be applied when determining how to handle any hazards found during a JSA or JHA. For new facilities, forward thinking companies may even use Prevention by Design principles to prevent hazards instead of ever allowing them onsite.

      Thanks for the great reminder.

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