Tools & Equipment - You’re Responsible

Does your company provide employees with the tools and equipment necessary to perform their job function(s), or do employees bring their own from home?  Under OSHA, you, the employer, are responsible in all circumstances should there be an accident on the job. Even if you are leasing equipment, you are still responsible for the safety of your employees when utilizing this equipment.

According to Section 5 duties found in OSHA, each employer shall furnish to each of his employees a place of employment which is free from recognized hazards that are causing or are likely to cause death or serious physical harm to his employees; and each employer shall comply with occupational safety and health standards promulgated under this Act.

Let’s say that an OSHA compliance inspector stops by today and notices that a ladder within your workplace is not sturdy. Unfortunately, you are the one that will get cited, whether it’s your ladder, a leased ladder, or an employee’s ladder. How do you prevent worksite accidents and protect yourself from the financial burdens of violating OSHA compliance?

Partner with a PEO. PEOs provide expert support services with risk management and compliance surrounding OSHA, which will further protect you from costly fines and lawsuits. More importantly, through the co-employment relationship, the PEO inherits half of the risk and responsibility.

Your PEO will also file and track claims, makes sure all claims are legitimate, manage safety reviews, and offload time-consuming documentation and reporting activities. Best of all, the cost of workers’ compensation insurance will probably decrease.

Call 877-636-9525 or contact us today for smart solutions that’ll put your business on a safer road to success.

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