THINKING BEYOND OSHA by ProQuest

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In 1970, the Occupational Safety & Health Act (OSHA) was signed into law, legislating the authority for the federal government to set and enforce workplace safety standards across the US. Over time, OSHA became tantamount to inspectors issuing fines to those who failed to comply with the law. Unfortunately, some organizations are merely complying with OSHA, and the OSHA standard has become their complete safety program. This has created a major shortfall in managing the organization's risk. Addressing ergonomic risks in the workplace can be a difficult task. Many successful operations have found that looking beyond the OSHA standards, towards the organization's total cost of risk, can pay great dividends in the long run.

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