Kansas City, MO (WorkersCompensation.com) - The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is urging vigilance among employers and employees to address the types of workplace hazards that tend to peak in the summer months.
"OSHA encourages employers to develop safety and health programs, hold safety stand-downs and toolbox talks, and conduct daily safety meetings to discuss common hazards," said OSHA Regional Administrator Kimberly Stille in Kansas City, Missouri. "Employers are required to provide workplace safety training to improve employees' ability to identify, evaluate, and effectively prevent safety and health hazards on the job."
OSHA offers compliance assistance for small- and medium-sized businesses at no charge. Each state has an On-Site Consultation Program, a no-cost and confidential program to help employers learn about potential hazards at their workplace and to improve safety and health programs.