You probably hear about work place safety all the time, especially in manufacturing, construction, and oil and gas industries. Visit a manufacturing plant or major construction site and you will see a “196 Days Accident Free” sign or something to that affect.
How does a company go about business being accident free? Managers and supervisors use job hazard analyses to identify dangers associated with specific tasks to reduce the risk of injuries or accidents. In addition to job hazard assessments, managers and supervisors use exposure monitoring to help job sites stay accident-free.
One contractor is facing $329K fine for mercury exposure hazards on the job. Two willful and six serious violations include failure to evaluate the effectiveness of respirators and employee exposure. Not to mention, failure to conduct workplace evaluations. These fines could have easily been prevented if this company conducted exposure monitoring on a continual basis, and kept documentation of exposure abatement plans. (Source: OSHA.gov)
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