Lake Oswego, OR (PRWEB) June 22, 2012
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration, or OSHA, is the main federal agency that is charged with the enforcement of safety and health legislation. A part of the U.S. Department of Labor, OSHA was created by Congress with the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 to assure safe and healthful working conditions for working men and women by setting, and enforcing standards and by providing training, outreach, education and assistance.
While there are constant advocates of OSHA rules and regulations, more than 100,000 OSHA violations were reported in 2011, costing companies over $180 million in compliance-related fines. Averaged out, OSHA fines cost companies about $1,850 per incident.
Creative Safety Supply is a leading supplier of OSHA-regulated products and solutions for workplace safety. Creative Safety Supply carries the best floor marking products in the industry along with the latest 5S, 6S, visual workplace, lean manufacturing, and ergonomic products to make a facility operate as smoothly as possible.
Creative Safety Supply presents clients with a new OSHA Guide that neatly lays out the rules and regulations that companies should adhere to with respect to OSHA floor markings and safety signs.
"This guide provides great information on how to comply with OSHA and ANSI and avoid fines. In addition, Creative Safety Supply actually stocks all of the products I needed for compliance, which made things extremely easy for my company," Terrence Wheeler from New York says.
CreativeSafetySupply.com explains that companies targeting 100% OSHA Compliance for 2012 should consider the four common OSHA violations. The website details that for "Duty to have Fall Protection," "Control of Hazardous Energy," "Walking Work-Surfaces," "and "Hazard Communication" violations, the average fine is not less than $635 and can go as high as $3,234 per citation.
In order to avoid fines – and save time and money – in the workplace when implementing OSHA-mandated and approved systems, companies can visit CreativeSafetySupply.com to receive personal help from experts.
Companies seeking OSHA compliance should visit http://www.creativesafetysupply.com/osha-guide/ for more information.