The employer has the ultimate responsibility for creating a safe work environment.  

The employer must also design the company’s work procedures and operations with safety in mind.  Proper job hazard analyses should be conducted for each operational process, and hazards should be considered so they can be maintained.  The preferred method is to engineer out hazards. 

The employer is responsible for documenting the safe work procedures and for communicating this information to the employees. 

The employer must properly train the employees and provide them with the proper PPE if needed.  The employer must listen to and consider any employee complaints received about safe work practices, and must not retaliate against any complainants.


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Maryland Construction Safety Consultants

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Taneytown, MD 21787