It might seem like a simple tool, but the
trusty padlock has worked to keep persons in or out since the 19th century.
Technology and metallurgy has come a long way since then, but the simple
premise hasn’t changed. That’s why when OSHA requires padlocks to keep
machinery from being engaged or activated during routine maintenance and repair
they have little tolerance for those who don’t comply. There is simply no
excuse to put your employees at risk in the mind of OSHA and certainly not when
padlocks come in all varieties for prices that hardly put a dent in the
corporate budget. So if you have been tasked with securing your organization’s
safety equipment, then let’s not be distracted by YouTube or Twitter and get
this job done right shall we. Here’s how to keep OSHA happy and your employees
safe with simple, professional, and affordable padlocks.
Imagine this scenario: A worker is badly injured on your job site. Not only is this a tragic event for the worker and his or her family, it’s also a huge risk for a lawsuit that could have debilitating fiscal ramifications for your company.
Fortunately, correctly designed signage can go a long way toward preventing injury and even death in the workplace. But how can you know that the signs you are posting are compliant with the standards set by Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) and the American National Standards Institute (ANSI)? Here’s how to be sure that the safety signage you are posting is doing its utmost to help prevent injury or death: