Health & Safety

Maintaining a safe workplace is a vital and fundamental responsibility of all employers in the United States. In addition, SMRP recognizes that employee accidents create lost production. Loss of any employee creates cost due to employee overtime coverage, medical bills, workers compensation, and additional training. Safety and downtime risk increases while employees learn new workplace skills. Emergency repairs caused by unplanned equipment downtime increases costs due to expedition of repair materials, temporary repairs that repeat downtime, and workforce stress that increases the probability for injury or failure.

SMRP is engaged with the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) to ensure the maintenance, reliability, and physical asset management profession is following safety best practices and guidelines. OSHA QuickTakes, twice monthly e-newsletter featuring information about workplace safety and health, is emailed free to nearly 71,000 subscribers. To receive updates and sign up for the QuickTakes Newsletter, click here.

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