Manufacturing Success, Episode #7, Part 1: Proceed with Caution - Workplace Safety in the Manufacturing Industry
Issues concerning workplace safety represent a significant source of challenges to employers’ approach to legal compliance. This is the case across industries, however for obvious reasons the threat is especially acute for manufacturers. And while this reality is hardly newsworthy on its own, the COVID-19 pandemic has for three years forced a dramatic reallocation of OSHA’s time and energy. But with the ebb of certain pandemic-era safety mandates, comes an offsetting – and in some cases enhanced – flow of priorities more suited to “normal” times. Manufacturing employers would be well advised to become reacquainted with OSHA’s typical posture, as well as the practical steps that can be taken to reduce your risk profile.
n this two-part episode of Manufacturing Success, host Mike Carrouth is joined by Curt Moore, a partner in the Charlotte office and senior member of the Workplace Safety Practice Group at Fisher Phillips. Part 1 outlines certain of the current and emerging trends that employers can expect to confront concerning priority actions at OSHA, and Part 2 offers a practical assessment of what employers can do to ensure a level of safety and compliance in the workplace that reduces the risk of being selected for an OSHA inspection. Click here to listen to Part 2.