OSHA is the United States Government arm of safety. It stands for Occupational Safety and Health Administration. They oversee things like Air Quality and Venting (for information visit link and search for this term). It’s important to understand things like OSHA regulations when operating a small business because you don’t want to damage or hurt your volunteers or employees. Often times those volunteers are you.
What’s the first step in creating a safe work environment? I like to start with Air Quality and Temperature. I know Tim will agree with me when I say, “It’s no fun operating your high temperature laser cutting business in a place like a rented storage facility that doesn’t have air conditioning… especially in the heat of Texas!” So it’s important to understand the laws pertaining to safety and health. If you get too hot and don’t drink enough water you can develop Heat Prostration. As a small business owner you’ll want to keep these things in mind.