OSHA The Occupational Safety & Health Administration is the governmental agency responsible for safe and healthy conditions for working men and women in the U.S. OSHA enforces these workplace safety standards by providing training, outreach, education, and assistance. Each year OSHA publishes its most cited workplace safety violations found during inspections. U.S. Standard Products is committed to protecting workplace safety and the safety and health of the millions of working Americans.
Under the rules of OSHA, employers are responsible to provide a safe workplace to their employees. Visit the Department of Labor site to learn more about OSHA.
National Safety Council is a non-profit organization founded in 1913 and chartered by Congress. NSC’s mission is to promote workplace safety and save lives by preventing injuries and deaths at work. The Council relies on expert research to determine best solutions to safety issues.
According to the National Safety Council, Fall Protection was the leading workplace safety violation as reported by OSHA in 2013. The top 10 cited 2013 violations are as follows:
- 1. Fall Protection
- 2. Hazard Communication
- 3. Scaffolding
- 4. Respiratory Protection
- 5. Electrical, Wiring Methods
- 6. Powered Industrial Trucks
- 7. Ladders
- 8. Lockout/Tagout
- 9. Electrical, General Requirements
- 10. Machine Guarding
U.S. Standard’s products are frequently tested and improved to meet the highest standards in order to protect against the most relevant and frequently cited workplace safety violations.