If you don’t think work-related accidents can happen, think again. Private employers saw nearly 3 million nonfatal injuries and illnesses occur in their workplaces in 2017 alone, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. That number averages out to approximately three cases of injury and illness for every 100 employees.
For manufacturers who already pay a good sum of money for their workers’ compensation insurance, consider this statistic from the Insurance Information Institute. Of the top 10 occupations in private industry with the highest averages of illnesses and injuries, laborers — excluding workers in construction, but including manufacturing employees — have the highest nonfatal injury average.
Clearly, when it comes to occupational safety, the proof is in the numbers. Laborers — with a 7.3 percent nonfatal injury average — suffer roughly 2 percent more injuries and illnesses than truck drivers and account for more than double the average of maintenance and repair workers’ injuries.
OSHA Safety Requirements for Manufacturing
Obviously, many manufacturing environments pose certain hazards that put worker health and safety at risk. Injuries due to overexertion, slipping and tripping, falling from heights, walking into objects such as tables, chairs and glass doors, and the unsafe use of equipment and machinery occur all too frequently in many workplaces. If your organization isn’t making safety a top priority, you’re putting the health and well-being of your workforce at risk – and you could be in violation of health and safety regulations.
OSHA, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, seeks to assure safe and healthful working conditions for working men and women by setting and enforcing standards. OSHA develops and implements industry-specific guidelines that manufacturing organizations must follow to avoid potentially severe legal and financial penalties.
MANTEC Offers Comprehensive, Up-to-Date OSHA Compliance Training to PA Companies
Maintaining OSHA compliance can be a daunting challenge for many manufacturing organizations – the regulations are somewhat complex and undergo frequent changes and updates, which is why you need training resources that are current — and that you can count on to be effective. This is specifically where MANTEC can help. We ensure that your manufacturing company is OSHA compliant based on the latest standards through assessments and implementation assistance.
We provide extensive OSHA compliance training to manufacturing companies of all types and sizes throughout southcentral Pennsylvania. Our OSHA training services are conducted by experienced professionals who have a solid understanding of OSHA regulations and how they impact your work environment.
To further understand how specific the latest OSHA safety guidelines are to the manufacturing industry, it’s helpful to note the sub-categories of manufacturing that OSHA currently recognizes — and that we’re proud to serve:
- Apparel and footwear manufacturers
- Battery manufacturers
- Chemical manufacturers
- Concrete and concrete products manufacturers
- Fireworks and pyrotechnics manufacturers
- Food processing
- Lead smelters
- Lubricant manufacturers
- Meat packing
- Metal manufacturers
- Plastics manufacturers
- Poultry processing
- Fruits and vegetables processing
- Printing industry
- Pulp, paper and paperboard manufacturers
- Semiconductor manufacturers
- Textiles manufacturers
- Wood products manufacturers
What Are the Benefits of OSHA Training in PA?
One of the most important benefits of our OSHA compliance training services is that they can lead to OSHA certification. Getting certified verifies that your organization meets the highest standards for safety in the workplace. It also ensures your workers are current on the latest safety practices that impact their jobs on a daily basis. What’s more, OSHA compliance training can reduce the number of workplace accidents and injuries that can result in extensive time off the job and limit your organization’s productivity.
Taken individually, these benefits can help a company run better and more productively. As a whole, they can also have a substantial, company-wide impact. Meeting high safety standards can do everything from attracting and retaining talented workers to reducing expensive workers’ compensation claims and eliminating potentially costly accompanying fines. For a company that invests the time and effort in OSHA compliance training to get certified, the positive effects are multiple — and ongoing.
Consider, for example, the impact on your current and future workforce when your workers are aware of the fact that your company makes their occupational safety enough of a priority to be certified by the industry’s most recognized body concerned with workplace healthfulness and safety.
When it comes to attracting new workers and retaining current employees, OSHA certification goes far beyond a simple mention in an interview or a bullet point in the employee handbook. Instead, it becomes part of the ethos of running a company that’s proud of maintaining a positive environment that supports good health and morale.
Moreover, for stakeholders and professionals tasked with ensuring the financial well-being of the organization, OSHA compliance training followed by certification is one of the most prudent decisions a company can make. It improves the public’s perception of your organization. Plus, it’s a proven way of remaining compliant, avoiding fines and keeping your workers’ compensation insurance premiums to a minimum.
Contact MANTEC to Learn More About Our PA OSHA Compliance Training Services
Learn more about how OSHA training can contribute to a healthier, safer work environment and keep your organization in compliance. For more information about our OSHA Compliance Services, Call MANTEC First at 717-843-5054 or contact Leigh Ann Wilson at email@example.com.
MANTEC provides OSHA compliance training for manufacturers located in the following Pennsylvania counties; York, Lancaster, Lebanon, Dauphin, Perry, Cumberland, Adams, Franklin, and Fulton.
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