The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (OSH Act) was passed to prevent workers from being killed or seriously harmed at work. This law created the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), which sets and enforces protective workplace safety and health standards. OSHA also provides information, training, and assistance to employers and workers. Under the OSH Act, employers have the responsibility to provide a safe workplace. (http://whatisosha.org/, n.d.)
OSHA schedules inspections to make sure workplace is safe and meets all the standards for healthy environment
2. Explain in detail three basic causes of accidents.
Chance occurrences is when a random accident happens usually with no fault of employers
Unsafe work conditions - there is many different reason the workplace could have unsafe work conditions such as Faulty scaffolds , Improperly guarded equipment , frayed wiring ,unsafe storage, such as overloading, improper illumination Improper ventilation
Unsafe acts by employees-can be various actions such as throwing materials, not properly using machines and equipment not following safety rules
3. Explain how to a prevent accidents at work.
There is many ways to prevent accidents act work such as keeping up with all OSHA standards keeping scheduled inspections. Wearing the proper safety equipment. Training employee on safety.
4. Discuss major health problems at work and how to remedy them
Chemicals and industrial hygiene can be a health problem, the best way to keep it from becoming a problem company should have safety officers that do routine checks for any potential hazards
Alcoholism and substance abuse also can be a problem the best way to prevent this is to have random drug screens and offer rehab or termination to employees that fail.
5. How would you go about providing a safer work environment for you employees
I would keep up with all OSHA inspections and standards and provide safety training to...