OSHA 2015 Poster

As of January 1, 2015 workplaces were expected to abide by the new OSHA rule that states that they must be notified within eight hours if a work related death occurs and within 24 hours if a work related hospitalization, amputation or loss of an eye occurs.  OSHA has made this easy to remember by recently updating their safety poster.  All employers that are covered under the Occupational Safety and Health Act are required to hang an OSHA poster displaying employee rights and employer responsibilities.  While workplaces are not required to switch out their posters, the new poster is free and easily obtainable.

The OSHA website states that the poster must be displayed in a conspicuous place where employees can see it.  There may be a specific state version of the new OSHA poster if you live in a state that has an OSHA-approved state plan and there is a federal version of the poster for federal agencies.  Getting the new poster is easy.  The poster is available in English, Spanish, Korean, Nepali, Chinese, Polish and Portuguese.

Employers can:

  • Order a print copy online: Use the Publications webpage to order a poster.
  • Order a print copy by phone: Call 1-800-321-6742 or 202-693-1888.
  • Download a copy and print it from the OSHA Website.

OSHA requires slip resistant surfaces throughout their standards.  They recommend a minimum coefficient of friction for these surfaces of 0.5.  SLIPNOT Metal Safety Flooring products all exceed this minimum with a coefficient of friction that is greater or equal to 0.85.  Safety flooring products can be used throughout an endless amount of applications in a variety of environments.

Information from the OSHA Website: https://www.osha.gov/Publications/poster.html

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