Understanding the Difference Between OSHA and ANSI Safety Standards

Hi I’m Lonnie Muse with Innovative-IDM. I get questions from customers… “OSHA was just here. What does that mean? What do I do?” Well, we need to understand what some of the standards are. It can be confusing with all these letters O.S.H.A. It means Occupational Safety Health Administration.

ANSI – American National Standards Institute. The difference is OSHA is a government entity. It is the Bible, the ruling, the guys make the rules and do the inspections and if you really want to know you can go to this guide which is for industrial OSHA rules 1910. This has everything that you should have done. Okay, how do I do that?

Well ANSI standards is a group of American companies that got together to decide how products would perform; so its performance standards. As an example I have a safety relay made by a company. ANSI designed the safety performance that this relate would match and when it works it conforms to the OSHA Bible.

Product performance standards ANSI, how to hook it up ANSI. Why you do it and what rule you have to follow OSHA. I hope that helps if you need more help go to http://www.innovativeidm.com, go to our Knowledge Center there’s plenty of information there, such as white papers to help out or give us a call one of our techs can come out and look at your machine and make recommendations. After all, we’re Home of the Legendary Customer Experience!

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