Here at Safety+Health, we cover various aspects of federal OSHA, such as the agency’s budget outlook, actions affecting enforcement activities, and ongoing issues the agency is struggling with. But federal OSHA is only half the equation.
If we were to measure employers' commitment to workplace safety, what would it look like?
Would we find most employers have a great commitment to safety, or a little? Or would most employers fall somewhere in the middle, with an “average” commitment to safety?
Concerns are growing about the high number of deaths due to vehicles or equipment backing over workers. An OSHA standard for regulating backing operations does not exist, but employers can take proactive steps to reduce the hazard.