Why Work For An OSHA-Compliant Company?
Occupational Safety and Health Act or OSHA is a very important certification in the field of safety and health regulation in a company. Know its importance in your professional life.
The Importance of OSHA Compliance
Employees have the right to work safely and in accordance to working standards set by the law as much as employers own the right to operate even under safety and health risks. The mutual relationship between the two parties does not end on paychecks and company revenues. It is built on the foundation of trust not only in the aspect of income but in a worry-free environment as well. But for that relationship to grow deeper leading to higher productivity, it is important for employers to ensure compliance with the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) that regulates risks in private companies and institutions with recognized employees.
Having your company follow the act is like pledging for a workplace with minimal, if not totally free from risks of exposure to toxic chemicals, contamination due to unsanitary practices and facilities, stress caused by external factors such as heat, cold and noise, and other mechanical dangers – all for the benefit of employees like what you deserve. Unless your contract indicates danger at all times while working, it is just to feel taken care of financially and physically. Although there are certain exceptions to the act as recognized by law, no one can argue that a company taking high priority on employee welfare is bound to receive more in return.
OSHA enforces stricter rules, thus, additional expenses for the company but that is not solely for the benefit of employees. A workplace running under tight safety guidelines is sure to bring peace of mind to everyone and assurance that the relationship is after all, mutual. The company’s respect and recognition of employees’ rights bring out the best in functions which is a key to more successful business. A study conducted by the Open University of Malaysia on the workplace environment and its impact on performance proves that there is a direct correlation between the two factors and that correlation earmarks the flow of subsequent performance of the company itself. Likewise, the employees’ motivations at work are highly affected by what they see and what they feel and not just by the payroll alone.
It is safe to conclude that OSHA compliance is at utmost importance not just for the sake of following the rules but for higher outputs as well. Being proactive against safety and health risks in operating a business prevents further loss of income from unnecessary accidents and unexpected dangers. Giving proper training to employees and disseminating standard procedures as a part of compliance are proactive steps at the same time to insuring your own business with nothing but employee welfare.