Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970
In the world of workplace safety, the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) General Duty Clause is a vital compliance of employee protection. Introduced in 1970, this clause places the responsibility on employers to maintain safe and healthy working conditions. While the OSHA general duty clause encompasses a broad spectrum of occupational health and safety protection, its practical implementation often hinges on identifying and preventing hazards before they harm employees.
One organization that can assist in this crucial endeavor is Global Ex Solutions (GExS). Our expertise is helping businesses proactively identify and mitigate potential hazards in many different industries, including oil and gas, pharmaceuticals, space, medical, aircraft hangers, and anywhere with any potentially hazardous locations. Thus, employers can fulfill their obligations under the OSHA General Duty Clause.
Understanding the OSHA General Duty Clause
The OSHA General Duty Clause gives workers the right to safe and healthy working conditions. Employers are responsible for providing workplaces free from known dangers that could harm their employees.
Employers must adhere to all OSHA safety and health standards, guaranteeing that their employees operate in an environment free from serious hazards. Compliance with these regulations is not only a legal obligation but also a moral one, as ensuring employee safety should be a paramount concern for any responsible employer.
One aspect of complying with the OSHA General Duty Clause involves proper documentation. Specifically, areas classified as hazardous must be well-documented. This documentation should be readily available to those authorized to design, install, inspect, maintain, or operate electric equipment within these designated locations.
How Global Ex Solutions Can Help
Global Ex Solutions (GExS) can be a valuable tool for businesses seeking to meet their obligations under the OSHA General Duty Clause, specializing in hazard identification and prevention, which in turn helps companies create safer workplaces for their employees. By utilizing GExS’s services, organizations can plan, stay ahead of potential hazards, and ensure full compliance with OSHA regulations.