Safety, Accidents, and Investigations: Be Prepared for the Unexpected


As the economy moves forward in a slow recovery, employers vigilantly watch for new opportunities to cut costs. One sure way to reduce costs is to have a strong safety and health program (safety program). If you fail to have a strong safety program, you are exposing your company to potential increases in health care costs, penalties and fines, and lost productivity. Covering the basics in this area will protect your company and its employees.

Every employer that does work in the United States is subject to the safety and health laws issued by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) or the equivalent state programs. State programs must meet or exceed the requirements set forth by OSHA. Even if a company has only one employee, it must have an established safety program.

Please see full article below for more information.

LOADING PDF: If there are any problems, click here to download the file.

Written by:

Published In:

DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

© Lane Powell PC | Attorney Advertising

Don't miss a thing! Build a custom news brief:

Read fresh new writing on compliance, cybersecurity, Dodd-Frank, whistleblowers, social media, hiring & firing, patent reform, the NLRB, Obamacare, the SEC…

…or whatever matters the most to you. Follow authors, firms, and topics on JD Supra.

Create your news brief now - it's free and easy »

All the intelligence you need, in one easy email:

Great! Your first step to building an email digest of JD Supra authors and topics. Log in with LinkedIn so we can start sending your digest...

Sign up for your custom alerts now, using LinkedIn ›

* With LinkedIn, you don't need to create a separate login to manage your free JD Supra account, and we can make suggestions based on your needs and interests. We will not post anything on LinkedIn in your name.