For many small businesses, establishing an injury and illness prevention program may seem daunting. Yet simple, low-cost approaches have been shown to be effective in small businesses. Read more about some simple steps you can take to get started.
OSHA recommends Outreach training as an orientation to occupational safety and health for workers. Some states require OSHA Outreach training and have enacted laws mandating the 10hr and/or 30hr OSHA training requirements. Likewise, some employers, unions, organizations or other jurisdictions may also require OSHA Outreach training.
Businesses spend $170 billion a year on costs associated with occupational injuries and illnesses. But workplaces that establish safety and health management systems can reduce their injury and illness costs.
The main goal of OSHA safety training is to prevent workplace injuries, illnesses and deaths, the suffering these events cause workers, and the financial hardship they cause both workers and employers. This training will help employers avoid the substantial cost impacts and business disruptions.