In 1970 Federal OSHA was created and public employees were exempted from coverage. In 1973 in the state of Ohio the Governor’s Executive Order was signed providing safety and health protection for executive branch state employees. (OPESH). In 1992 Ohio Public Employment Risk Reduction Act was passed and OPESH becomes PERRP; it was known as House Bill 308. On July 1994 the Act went into full effect and on July 2005 PERRP became part of the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation, Division of Safety and Hygiene.
Now each public employer in the State of Ohio must provide a place of employment free from recognized hazards. This requirement is known as the “General Duty Clause”.
We not only provide these services in Ohio but across the 48 contiguous states. If you want to keep your public employees safe…contact us today!
Public employers are obligated to follow and implement safety programs that include the following regulations:
- The Federal OSHA Regulations: Parts 1904, 1910, 1926, 1928, etc
- MUTCD Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (Millennium Edition)
- NFPA 70E Electrical Safe Work Practices
- And in the State of Ohio Applicable Parts of Chapters 4167 of the Ohio Administrative Code and Ohio Revised Code e.g., Injury and Illness, Record-keeping and workplace safety poster
The Sotaris Approach
If you are a Public Employer (Municipality), Sotaris’ team of experts offers safety services to help your location meet or exceed your jurisdictions workplace safety requirements. These services include; Safety Audits, Safety Program Development, Required Safety Training for Personnel, Incident Investigations, MUTCD Training, Injury Reporting Techniques, just to name a few. Check out our services page to find out more or contact us today for an on-site consultation!