OSHA Guidelines Updated
OSHA has updated their workplace safety guidelines for the first time since it was initially released 30 years ago. As businesses have evolved–from work center layouts to innovative enhancements and new technology changes– OSHA has needed to review policies to reflect modern business and work conditions, as well as changes in workforce demographics. The new guidelines are recommended practices, not requirements, yet businesses everywhere are already looking to adopt these new practices. Businesses benefit in several ways by adhering to OSHA guidelines as their primary purpose is to help reduce or eliminate workplace illness and injuries, which cause financial and productivity losses within companies. In general, companies today try to be more socially responsible, and more focused on improving employee satisfaction. Doing so typically helps retain good employees, which business leaders understand is critical to the success of their business.