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OSHA Safety Standards

Safety has become an increasingly important issue for business.  Many employers are experiencing fewer workplace injuries than at former times, and some openly market their safety record.  There is significant guidance for many situations including many industry-specific rules.  OSHA employers must also follow OSHA’s general duty clause.  This clause states that the employer must make the workplace “free of recognized hazards that are causing or likely to cause death or serious physical harm.”  Not only can this rule be cited along with industry-specific rules, it also applies when there is no specific rule in place.  But for a violation, a feasible and useful way to correct the danger must exist.