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OSHA's New Requirements for Your Business

As of 2023, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has introduced several new requirements for general businesses. These requirements are designed to improve safety conditions in the workplace and protect workers from injury and illness.


SAFETY PLAN

One of the most significant changes is the requirement for all businesses to have a written safety plan in place. This plan must outline the specific steps that the company will take to ensure the safety of its employees, and must be reviewed and updated on a regular basis. The plan must include procedures for identifying and addressing potential hazards, as well as protocols for reporting and investigating accidents and incidents.


All businesses are required to have a written safety plan in place.

TRAINING

Another new requirement is the need for regular safety training for all employees. This training must be tailored to the specific hazards and risks present in each workplace, and must be provided to all employees on a regular basis. This training must also be documented, so that it can be reviewed and updated as needed.



PPE

In addition to these requirements, OSHA has also introduced new regulations regarding the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) in the workplace. All employees must now be provided with the appropriate PPE for their job tasks, and must be trained on how to use it properly. Employers must also ensure that PPE is maintained in good condition, and must replace any equipment that is damaged or worn.


RECORDS

Another important change is the requirement for enhanced reporting and record keeping. Employers must now report all workplace accidents and incidents to OSHA within a specified time frame, and must maintain accurate records of these incidents. This includes keeping track of any injuries or illnesses that occur in the workplace, as well as any near-misses or incidents that could have resulted in injury or illness.

Overall, these new OSHA requirements are designed to improve safety conditions in the workplace and protect workers from harm. By implementing these measures, businesses can help to create a safer and healthier work environment for their employees, and can reduce the risk of accidents and incidents. By taking these steps, businesses can also help to prevent costly fines and legal action from OSHA, and can ensure that they are in compliance with all relevant regulations.


We are here to help your tea business become set up for success. Contact Hula Consulting to help ensure you are prepared for an inspection. From the fifth most offended to the first, here are the violations you should ensure that your tea company will not receive.


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