What is OSHA?
OSHA stands for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and its purpose is to ensure safe and healthful working conditions for workers by setting and enforcing standards which can be met through training, outreach, education, and assistance. Specifically in the waste disposal industry, OSHA addresses the regulation, storage, disposal, and recognition of hazardous waste. OSHA helps to define various types of waste, including regulate waste, to enforce the correct disposal of the waste. For example, according to OSHA all sharps’ containers must follow these standards:
- Puncture resistant
- Leakproof on sides and bottom
- Labeled or color-coded in accordance with the OSHA standard
Why it’s important to comply with OSHA guidelines
It is vital for all business to remain compliant with OSHA guidelines as non-compliance can result in heavy fines, legal issues, and even jail time. For example, penalties for serious posting requirements can cost $14,502 per violation, for failure to abate it’s $14,502 per day beyond the abatement data, and for willful or repeated violations it costs $145,027 per violation. These fines are why it is important for all businesses to remain compliant with OSHA.
Remaining Compliant with OSHA Guidelines
Contrary to what people may believe, remaining compliant with OSHA guidelines is not difficult especially if a professional service provider is hired. For example, MedPro Waste Disposal offers OSHA Compliance Training through an online portal that provides the services listed below:
- Interactive multimedia training
- Easy-to-navigate tabs
- Advanced search options
- Guaranteed up to date regulation information
MedPro Waste Disposal provides easy to understand OSHA compliance training that will enroll, train, and certify your business to remain compliant with all OSHA policies. To learn more about MedPro’s OSHA Training services, click here.