Do you, as an employer, ever sit around wishing all the regulations and compliance requirements for your business would just vanish off the books and you could just forget about compliance issues altogether? Well guess what! Among all the possibilities that such a scenario would happen – think zero – there lies some resources which could make the implementation of those requirements a whole lot easier.
First and foremost are the customized compliance offerings of Regulatory Support Services, a company which has been working to assist businesses in your industry for over 25 years. Regulatory Support Services has a team of experts who know about regulatory compliance processes which will make your life so much easier.
Next you have resources which have been created by the very governing bodies that promulgate the regulations you must follow. (See, they are not all bad.) One of the most recently updated publications, The Small Business Safety and Health Handbook, guides you through the benefits of implementing an effective safety and health program and is a tool to help you identify where to take action to make your workplace an all-around safer place for your employees. The handbook is a result of a collaboration between Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). It includes checklists for various work processes in general industry workplaces, such as fire protection, hazard communication, permit-required confined spaces, respiratory protection, and walking-working surfaces. The publication also provides information outlining whistleblower protection laws, training through OSHA’s education centers and professional occupational safety and health associations with local chapters available for businesses like yours to join. This publication is a “must have” reference which, although it will not make your fantasy of a no-regulation world a reality, it will provide a roadmap which will ease the journey to full compliance.