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Lack of safety training contributed to OSHA citations for manufacturer

Training contributes to a safe and productive workplace.

Training contributes to a safe and productive workplace.

Employee health and safety training is important in every industry, but it when it comes to industries that require employees to operate machinery or deal with hazardous chemicals, the importance of training becomes even clearer. When employees are equipped with the knowledge needed to safely do their jobs, the entire organization benefits from a safe and smoothly-run operation. 

However, this is not always the case. When organizations do not train employees on important safety procedures, and are inspected by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, they may have to pay a fine. Recently, a tortilla manufacturing company was cited for thirteen violations of the health and safety of its workers. According to an OSHA press release, "OSHA inspectors found that the employer did not provide adequate safety training for employees working with hazardous chemicals."

A lack of training can result in serious consequences for organizations that are found to have violated the standards set forth by OSHA to protect employees from hazards on the job. Not only can these setbacks cause injury or illness to employees, but they may mean an organization has to pay costly fines. 

Fortunately, training challenges can be addressed by implementing effective training programs that provide the information that staff need in order to properly perform procedures and stay safe while at work. 

A learning management system allows organizations to create training programs to address their unique learning needs. This system is scalable and can be altered to meet changing requirements. Additionally, with e-learning courses, organizations can provide consistent safety training to ensure that all employees are on the same page. 

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SyberWorks, Inc.
411 Waverley Oaks Road
Building 3, Suite 319
Waltham, MA 02452

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