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OSHA: Occupational Safety and Health Administration


Established in 1971, OSHA is an organization situated in the United States of America. Standing for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, OSHA is meant to provide safe and healthy work environments for employees by outlining and enforcing set standards. The program includes the necessary ongoing training and assistance for employers to successfully implement OSHA standards. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is a part of the United States Department of Labor.


OSHA’s official mission statement as seen on their official website is:


“With the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, Congress created the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to ensure safe and healthful working conditions for workers by setting and enforcing standards and by providing training, outreach, education, and assistance.”



OSHA’s Mission in Action


OSHA is primarily focused on ensuring the following for employees in the workplace;


  • Preventing workplace injuries and accidents

  • Providing support to employers in order to maximize ensure a safer workplace

  • Improving employee working conditions

  • Providing safety equipment suitable for the workspace

  • Deterring the employers from adapting unsafe practices

  • Empowering the employees to speak up if they feel unsafe or in harm’s way



OSHA’S Vision Statement



Similar to Sustema’s vision statement, OSHA places a major focus on creating safe work environments by authoring health and safety programs which are recognized globally as being some of the best. Some key programs put forth by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration are;


  • Health and wellness programs

  • Vaccine campaigns

  • Work time monitoring



Sustema’s Promise to Meeting OSHA’s Standards



At Sustema, we believe in empowering our clients and their employees to be their best both at and away from the workplace. All our consoles are designed in a manner which have been proven to directly improve working conditions which in turn reduces the probabilities of work-related incidents. The following are several ways in which Sustema designs their consoles in order to improve working conditions;


The sit and stand feature which allows employees to raise their worksurface if they feel the need to stand. A recent study showed that those who stand at work experienced 31 percent less backpain than those who resort to sitting.

Our curved edges on our worksurfaces allow for optimal comfort and have been shown to prevent discomfort and injury to the forearms, wrists, and hands.




Sustema’s monitor arms come with a variety of different features which allow users to position and angle their monitors to the position that best suits them. This has been shown to promote a more ergonomic workstation which prevents neck, back, and eye injuries.





Conclusion


As OSHA continues to improve and implement standards that improve working conditions for millions of employees, Sustema is working responsibly to make sure that we continue to move forward in alignment with OSHA. Creating comfortable, safe, and physically rewarding consoles is something that we dearly value!









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