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OSHA Compliance: Where to Start if You’re Not an Expert

Find out where to start with this online tool from OSHA.

If you run a small company, you’re probably not a safety specialist. But you still need to ensure the safety of your people and facilities—and you still need to follow the standards established by OSHA, which apply to almost all businesses, regardless of their size.

As a nonspecialist, it’s hard to know where to even begin. Fortunately, OSHA has an online tool that will point you in the right direction.

The OSHA Compliance Assistance Quick Start tool will walk you through the safety compliance process by helping you:

  • Find out which OSHA regulations and requirements apply to your business
  • Find out what kind of illness and injury recordkeeping you need to do
  • Develop a safety and health program for your workplace

The tool breaks down the process into seven steps and puts the checklists and factsheets you need right at your fingertips. It’s everything you need to get started, all in one place.

But even with this background, you may need more help. If you’re still puzzled by the safety picture, there’s another great way to find answers to tricky questions: OSHA offers consulting services for small businesses. Best of all, these consulting services are free of charge.

Safety is important, and OSHA noncompliance has consequences—for your employees and your bottom line. If you need help, now is a great time to get it. 

Find even more information you can use to help make informed decisions about the regulatory issues you face in your workplace every day. View all Quick Tips Technical Resources at www.grainger.com/quicktips.

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DISCLAIMER:The information contained in this publication is intended for general information purposes only and is based on information available as of the initial date of publication. No representation is made that the information or references are complete or remain current. This publication is not a substitute for review of the current applicable government regulations and standards specific to your location and business activity, and should not be construed as legal advice or opinion. Readers with specific questions should refer to the applicable standards or consult with an attorney.

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