There is no standard for these types of injuries but the hazard has to be

There is no standard for these types of injuries but

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frequency of the injuries. There is no standard for these types of injuries, but the hazard has to be recognized because the employer has documentation on the OSHA 300 logs that these injuries exist within the company. The hazards have been proven to cause loss time and affect the employee’s health on and off the job. Finally, the above injuries are correctable by either eliminating the hazard or installing corrective measures to reduce these injuries. We have experienced these types of injuries within our own company and would have never recognized these hazards if it had not been for the injuries that we were experiencing at the company and doing a specified job hazard analysis of the tasks that each of our employees do on a day-to-day basis. The General Duty Clause is a catch-all to ensure the safety and health of employees in the workplace. If there are injuries occurring at the workplace or a situation that could lead to an injury, then it is up to the employer to recognize that hazard and ensure that they are providing a safe workplace for the employee. Often, it’s the simple task such as lifting improperly or a repetitive motion that goes unnoticed which creates a hazard that falls under the General Duty Clause. Stanley, Jim. (2011, May 6). OSHA’s “general duty” clause – often used and frequently misunderstood. Retrieved from - frequently-misunderstood/ 9) Imagine that you are the safety manager on a large construction site and are notified that an OSHA inspector has arrived at the site gate, inspection warrant in-hand, requesting access. Describe the procedures you would follow to accommodate the inspector's request and how the inspection should proceed. After reading this question, I had to ask myself at what point did the warrant become part of the onsite inspection? One of two things have had to have taken place before a warrant had to be issued by a Federal Judge for an OSHA Inspection to take place. Either the OSHA inspector showed up for an onsite inspection and was told to get a warrant or OSHA will come with a prepared warrant when it knows the company requires warrants to conduct an onsite inspection. With that being said, when the OSHA compliance officer shows up with warrant in hand and is requesting access, the first thing I would do as the Safety Manager is to request to see their credentials. I would check the compliance officers’s credentials carefully to verify validity. Then I would write down the person’s name, ID number, and the office that they represent. Then I would walk them to a conference room without allowing them much
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visible access to the jobsite where we could conduct an opening conference. While walking to the conference room, I would notify management that an onsite inspection has started and that all supervisors need to meet at the predetermined conference room. During the open conference, I would ask the OSHA Compliance Officer to explain the purpose of the inspection by defining the scope of the complaint in order to set the ground rules for the on-site inspection. If the warrant limits the scope of
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