Safety on the Job with OSHA 30
If you own a small business, you’re its principal planner and marketing strategist. Chances are you’re also its chief financial officer, brand manager, compliance guru, and the last rung on the customer service ladder. But you also have another major responsibility that many would argue is more important than any of these: to provide your staff with growth, development, and training opportunities to keep them moving forward and, above all, safe.
At Robey, Inc, we recognize that our people are our most important resource. That’s why we don’t trust their safety and security to just anyone. We are proud to partner with the nation’s foremost authority on job site safety, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), to help achieve a higher standard of safety.
OSHA 30 is the organization’s outreach program designed to teach workers what they need to know to minimize the risk of on-the-job accidents, reduce costly machinery replacements, and ultimately save lives. As the standard in industrial safety, the OSHA 30 course has taught our workers to:
Identify Potential Hazards
Large hazards around the office, warehouse, factory, or job site are usually easy to recognize and address, but what about those small things that go unnoticed? Our employees are always surprised to learn of the dozens of small but dangerous hazards that should be spotted and remediated before they become larger problems.
OSHA 30 reinforces that doing simple things–like arranging a work space appropriately with clear pathways and trip hazards, and taking care to operate equipment properly– is often just a matter of thinking ahead and being proactive.
We make high-quality safety equipment available to all our workers, but it doesn’t do any good if it is not used– or not used properly. OSHA’s 30-hour training instructs employees on the important pieces of safety equipment to wear, how to use them, and other important pieces of information. Wearing the right gear at all times can go a long way toward preventing workplace incidents.
Even the best safety training cannot protect against all accidents on the job. When the unfortunate does occur, everyone around the site of the accident needs to know how to respond appropriately. OSHA 30 teaches managers and employees how to respond calmly and promptly to help ensure the best possible outcome for those involved in the accident.
Managers and supervisors can’t fix what they don’t know about. Employees can help make their own work environment safer by quickly reporting potential safety concerns to a manager. OSHA 30 outlines an appropriate system to have in place for such concerns, helping to make sure that potential hazards are addressed thoroughly and promptly– before they lead to injury or worse.
Currently, OSHA offers two 30-hour training programs. At Robey, we find both of these modules invaluable for different audiences.
● The OSHA 30-Hour Construction Training Program has been developed for field managers and safety supervisors. Based on topics that are specific to the industry, the course provides a thorough overview of construction safety.
● The OSHA 30-Hour General Industry Training Program is an introductory course for new workers on common workplace safety issues. At Robey, we also use it as a refresher course for our managers and long-term workers.
OSHA 30 enables safety officers, foremen, supervisors, management, executives, and construction workers to minimize the risk of on-the-job accidents, reduce costly machinery failures and replacements, and ultimately save lives. Robey is proud to be one of the thousands of businesses that partners with OSHA to maintain the gold standard for industrial safety every day. Interested in learning more? Call 1-866-265-5813 or visit osha.net and search “OSHA 30.”