The Occupational Safety Health Administration — OSHA — is dedicated to assisting the owners, operators and managers of business enterprises in the United States in creating safer and more healthy work environments. In this regard, OSHA has created educational opportunities which the owners, operators and managers of business enterprises can take advantage of when they are interested in workplace safety and ergonomics.
The educational opportunities that are provided by OSHA when it comes to ergonomics and the workplace takes two different formats in this day and age. First, OSHA provide written educational materials — both in real world and digital form on the Internet and World Wide Web. Second, OSHA provides in person training, seminars and classes designed to assist the owners, operators and managers of a business enterprise in designing safe, healthy and ergonomically designed workplaces.
OSHA provides its written and digital educational materials regarding ergonomic issues for no charge to business owners, operators, managers and employees. They offer a wide array of different written materials, educational materials that can be used to work towards a safer and healthier workplace.
As an aside, in addition to the written materials provided by OSHA, the agency has also developed video presentations and audio materials that can also be helpful to a business enterprise intent on designing a truly ergonomically effective workplace. In most instances, there is a nominal charge for these video and audio materials. Many of these items are suitable to be used in workplace training seminars and sessions.
As referenced above, OSHA — through its trained staff — is also in the business of providing onsite training to businesses (and employees) regarding issues relating to workplace safety and health. This includes training in regard to ergonomic related matters and issues.
The onsite training seminars can be had in many different forms and on many different topics relating to workplace health, safety and ergonomic issues. Indeed, the staff of the local OSHA office will be able to work with a particular business in designing and developing an onsite training seminar that will meet perfectly the needs and objectives of a particular business, its managers and its employees.
Information on the educational materials and opportunity that are available through OSHA can be found at the agency’s website, the address of which is http://www.OSHA.gov. The site is user and consumer friendly and easy to utilize and negotiate.