All businesses need to adhere to OSHA standards. While this doesn’t limit the amount of weight that many employees are expected to be able to lift, it does place some restrictions on how that lifting takes place. The products produced by Even MixTM – our IBC Tote, Pail, and Drum mixers are designed to be OSHA compliant.
What Is OSHA?
OSHA stands for Occupational Safety and Health Administration. It’s a national organization set up and run by the government in order to enforce workplace safety. Without it, workers could potentially be exploited and exposed to unsafe conditions.
OSHA was created back in 1970. That was the year Congress passed the Occupational Safety and Health Act, which put many of the standards into place. In order to enforce those standards, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration was created.
What Does OSHA Do?
According to OSHA guidelines, employers need to hold regular safety training seminars and provide easy to follow workplace safety guidelines. They also must comply with all OSHA guidelines and ensure that all employees use safe tools and equipment. There are many more guidelines, and all are designed to make sure that employees do their jobs as safely as possible under good working conditions.
Employers that violate OSHA regulations are fined. The amount of this fine varies, depending on the size of the company and the severity of the violation.
How Are Even MixTM’s Mixers OSHA Compliant?
Since the mixers produced by Even MixTM are lightweight and operate independently (meaning that they can be put into a tote, pail, or drum and then turned on), they can help your business comply with OSHA regulations. While there are no weight restrictions listed by OSHA, employers do have to avoid creating situations that can cause back injuries. These include tasks that require employees to list heavy objects repeatedly and ones that require repetitive twisting motions while holding those heavy things.
Other companies’ mixers are heavier and require a good amount of maneuvering into place. They force employees to do many of the things that OSHA prohibits – including repetitive lifting, as well as bending and twisting while holding heavy objects. While it isn’t against OSHA to force employees to lift things that are between 50 and 100 pounds, they shouldn’t be forced to do this all day long. That is an OSHA violation.
With Even MixTM, this isn’t an issue, because our products are lightweight and effective. It’s as simple as that.