The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is a part of the Department of Labor and ensures employee safety in the workplace. Since its formation in the 1970s, all businesses—especially those that work with complex industrial supplies—must maintain OSHA compliance. Discover the history and purpose of OSHA and how your team can ensure workplace safety by getting the proper rigging training.
The History of OSHA and Its Purpose in Our Workforce
In 1970, Congress was confronted with brutal statistics about the American labor force. At the time, job-related accidents accounted for more than 14,000 worker deaths and were the cause of more than two million American workers becoming disabled.
These numbers accounted for a tremendous amount of revenue lost every year due to workplace negligence. There was also an unquantifiable loss to precious human life and resources that Congress had to address.
To improve the lives of American workers, Congress passed the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1979 to assure that the government was preserving human resources by providing safe and healthy workplace environments.
OSHA provides the standard practices and rules that all places of employment must adhere to. They have the right to conduct both unannounced and scheduled inspections of your business, so it’s important to make sure all your employees—at all times—understand and maintain the standards of safety.
The OSHA inspector will evaluate all areas of the business for any possible workplace violations. If there are infractions, it is important that the business owner documents the areas of complaint with a photo so there is evidence of the claim. This can also serve as a comparison once the infraction is corrected.
Since OSHA’s inception and creation, workplace injuries and illnesses have significantly decreased. As you can imagine, OSHA is crucial for the health of the American economy because of this.
Valuing Work Safety with Proper Training and Education
At Silver State Wire Rope and Rigging, safety is our top priority. Proper training and access to knowledge is the key to maintaining a safe and efficient workplace. We conduct comprehensive rigging training to provide your team with the best and most accurate knowledge in the state of Nevada.
We’re OSHA certified with accreditations in Nevada and California, and we are happy to share our knowledge with your industry.
OSHA compliance and rigging training
Our training facility is conveniently located in Las Vegas, providing qualified rigging training for various industries:
- Entertainment rigging training: Las Vegas is the City of Lights, putting on hundreds of shows each night. With each of these shows comes the necessity for rigging supplies to hoist performers and props from high altitudes on stage. Our team is equipped with the knowledge necessary to put on a safe and entertaining spectacle, and we’re here to pass that expertise on to you.
- Mining rigging training: Mining is a crucial industry in the United States Southwest. Because it requires proper safety procedures to get jobs done efficiently and safely, your team should start with quality training to grow their knowledge.
- Utility rigging training: This rapidly growing industry also requires OSHA standards and careful practices. Learn how to manage crane equipment and other industrial supplies the correct way when you attend our training.
Make Sure Your Team Is Safe and Compliant
If you’re interested in training with us, contact our team today. You can schedule a visit to our training facility in Las Vegas, Nevada to get started enhancing your team’s knowledge.