Sometimes, it is easier to understand a concept if you have a little perspective to go off of, and safety is no exception. Here are just a few things you may not know about the history of workplace safety.
-The Occupational Safety and Health Act was passed in 1970. This act outlined a number of precautions businesses should take to help their employees be safer.
-The first construction-specific standard was issued in 1972.
-ANSI standards have been developed.
-Safety equipment has become much more advanced and overall safer over the last 50 years.
-More attention is given to care for those injured in on-site accidents.
-Ladders have gotten more advanced in the 20 years than they advanced in the previous 100 years.
The safety industry has made leaps and bounds in developments over the last few year. Hopefully, the industry continues to make the workplace safer. Being able to look back and see the different advancements is a great way to not only feel good about the progression, but also see what still can be done to prevent injuries on the job.