A team from Olympic Steel recently attended an OSHA safety training program to ensure we’re up-to-speed before new machinery arrives.
Safety is Our Number One Priority. Always.
Since safety is one of our Core Values at Olympic Steel, we not only adhere to OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) requirements – we consistently exceed them. After all, they’re there to ensure safe and healthy working conditions by setting and enforcing standards along with education and training.
Recently, a team from Olympic Steel attended an OSHA safety training program in Nashville. This keeps us ahead of the game, since our Atlanta division in Winder, GA will be installing a new press in early 2020. We need to ensure our employees are safely handling this new equipment, which is an 800-ton Verson Press.
The safety training, led by Dr. Jim Barrett from Link Systems, covered “The What, Why and How of OSHA Requirements for Mechanical Power Presses and Press Brakes.” Specifically, it included:
- OSHA requirements for power presses and press brakes
- Explanation of the OSHA standards and state-of-the-art methods for achieving compliance
- Education about the advantages and disadvantages of various compliance methods, including impacts to safety, productivity and costs.
At Olympic Steel, we’re investing in cutting edge equipment. And we’re investing in you by making sure you go home safely every single day. That’s what it’s all about.