Workplace Safety & OSHA
Are you a business owner? Keeping your business site as safe as possible is important. Or maybe you’re a business employee? You have rights and resources to make sure that where you work is a safe place for you and other employees. Both business owners and employees have lots of information and resources available through the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
OSHA helps assure that employers provide their workers with a healthful and safe workplace. And workers cannot be punished by employers for raising a health or safety concern or for reporting an injury. If you want to learn more go to http://www.whistleblower.gov/ or Workers’ Rights under the OSH Act.
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Employers and workers can raise workplace health and safety questions or concerns with their regional OSHA office. Just go to OSHA Offices by State or call 1.800.321.OSHA (6742). If you’re in the Hartford, Connecticut area the contact information for the Hartford Area Office is:
William R. Cotter Federal Building 135 High Street, Suite 361 Hartford, Connecticut 06103 (860) 240-3152 (860) 240-3155 FAX
Free On-site Consultation for Employers
Small business owners can have OSHA conduct a free and confidential On-site Consultation Program. The program identifies hazards and OSHA will work with the business to correct any that are found. OSHA consultants provide advice on how to comply with OSHA standards and they’ll assist in helping you set up injury and illness prevention programs. None of this work results in penalties or citations.
Handling A Safety Or Health Complaint
If you’re a worker and you see a healthy or safety risk it’s best to talk first to your immediate supervisor. Use all the available resources at your place of business. The fastest and best resolutions usually come from working directly with management. But if you need to go further you can file a complaint with OSHA by calling 1.800.321.OSHA (6742). There’s also an OSHA complaint form online.
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Another option is to be proactive and call on us to perform an on-site emergency readiness evaluation. It’s not the same as an OSHA consultation. We don’t look for health issues or OSHA compliance. What SERVPRO of Bloomfield/Enfield does is perform an Emergency Ready Profile so your business can be as prepared as possible for a natural disaster or other emergency. SERVPRO has performed many of these evaluations for companies and businesses in the Hartford and Bloomfield area. The standard profile includes an emergency action checklist, a property overview, building access information, and many lists of critical information you need to have quick access to in an emergency and after the emergency.
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