Employment and Labor Law for Movers: Workplace Safety
Learn about safety laws you need to follow for your employees.
Things you'll learn:
- Where to find the right health and safety requirements.
- What government education programs can help you.
We recommend looking at the Small Business Administration's site to look at necessary workplace safety laws. They can be found here.
As a small business owner, providing workers with a safe and healthy workplace is critical to the wellbeing of your employees and the success of your business – but it is also the law.
Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA), employers must provide a workplace free from recognized hazards that cause, or are likely to cause, death or serious physical harm to your employees.
The following workplace safety and health resources from the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration will help you understand requirements that apply to your business and how to comply.
- Find the Workplace Health and Safety Requirements that Apply to You – Follow this step-by-step guide to pinpoint which OSHA requirements apply to your workplace and how you can comply.
- Request an On-Site Consultation Service – Get free advice from trained state government staff at your place of work.
- State-Specific Requirements – Some states do operate their own job safety and health programs. Check here to see which states have OSHA-approved plans and the standards they mandate.
- Training and Educational Programs – Take advantage of a wide selection of training courses and educational programs offered by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration for employers.