Creating a healthy, safe, and productive work environment for your employees is critical for the long-term success of your business. It is also required by law. There are several federal and state government regulations that you must comply with to ensure that your facilities are safe and in good working order. Many of the rules vary by the type and location of your business but general guidelines apply.
Use the following resources to learn about the workplace regulations you must comply with and the optional steps you can take to turn your business into a great place to work.
Understand the importance of safety in the workplace and the steps you need to take to ensure your business meets federal and state requirements.
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) site containing numerous resources for federal programs, laws, and regulations designed to protect employees.
List of ideas on how you can ensure that your place of business is safe for employees and visiting customers.
U.S. Department of Labor overview of the regulations required for emergency preparedness and evacuation. The site includes an online wizard to help you create an EAP for your workplace.
Know the rules before you open for business. Make sure that you have the workplace information and posters required by the U.S. Department of Labor.
Online wizard that helps you determine what employment and labor posters are required to be displayed for your type of business.
An online guide for small business owners on workers' compensation and how to deal with employee claims.
Site with numerous articles and information related to hazards, disease and injury prevention, safety, and emergency preparedness.