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Keeping up with standards and protocols set by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) can seem daunting. Now, manufacturers and even small businesses are being asked to maintain cybersecurity compliance as well. How can you keep up? Partnering with companies who can help provide necessary training while also offering “train the trainer” programs to make sure you’ve got someone in-house who can provide education to new employees is a good place to start.

Essentially, there are five steps to safety compliance.

  • Identify weaknesses, finding your exposures and risks.
  • Create plans and procedures that will ensure compliance.
  • Train your employees continually.
  • Implement best practices, then monitor to ensure they’re maintained.
  • Keep good records, in order to provide proof of compliance.

Workplace safety is pretty straightforward, once you break it down, but many are still confused about cybersecurity. Think of this as another part of safety compliance, implementing some of the same practices, like educating your employees and documenting your policies. Best practices for small manufacturers to take when it comes to cybersecurity include using a firewall, establishing password protocols, installing anti-malware software, backing up your data, using multifactor identification, and creating a plan for mobile devices.

At Atlas Toyota Material Handling, we provide training to keep your business not just compliant but also safe and effective. In addition, we carry a wide assortment of forklifts, with four facilities, factory-trained technicians, and a large forklift service fleet that provide 24/7 service throughout Chicagoland. For more information, contact us through our website.