Whether you’re taking the initiative to start a safety program or you’ve been assigned the task, OSHA will be an invaluable resource for your endeavor. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration works closely with businesses of all sizes to ensure that workers have everything they need to avoid injury or illness.
OSHA can provide a free on-site consultation for small businesses to assess how injuries can be prevented. Certifications are presented to those who do well in the consultation, giving your safety program something tangible to aspire to.
If your business isn’t quite ready for an on-site consultation, OSHA offers plenty of training tools online and locally. There are also standalone resources online that will help guide your group toward a safer, more compliant workplace. For businesses serious about safety, OSHA even has a partnership program. There are five main national programs, and even more available locally, so you’re sure to find one that aligns with your safety goals and your organization. Visit https://www.osha.gov/dcsp/smallbusiness/ for tools and resources for your small business.