OSHA Fines are Going Up: How to Survive an OSHA Inspection
The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 gives OSHA the authority to do unannounced inspections. When violations are found for failure to comply with OSHA standards, OSHA has the authority to cite and fine companies, which vary according to the gravity of the penalty. Companies that prepare and know what to expect and how to respond when OSHA shows up for an unannounced inspection will fare better than those who are unprepared.
And, knowing that OSHA has the authority to raise fines for the first time in years, all companies need to understand the financial impact fines could have as a result of the inspection process.
In this webinar, I’ll help you know exactly what can bring OSHA to your worksite for an unannounced inspection and make sure your company is prepared.
Reporting and Recording Requirements for OSHA Compliance
With a recent change in the reporting criteria for work-related death and certain severe injuries, some companies are still not clear with the requirements.
OSHA is currently focusing enforcement efforts on information gathered from reportable events and from severe injuries. It is essential that companies know how to properly report and record work-related death, injury and illness in a way the complies with OSHA standards.
In this webinar, I’ll help you know exactly what OSHA’s requirements for this are plus much more.
Temporary Worker Initiative and Multi-Employer Worksites: How OSHA Views Worker Relationships
With a rise in the use of temporary and contract labor, OSHA is cracking down on agencies and employers alike who fail to understand their worker relationships and keep all their workers safe and healthy.
The head of OSHA has made it clear through a Temporary Worker Initiative and a Multi-Employer Worksite Citation Policy that companies must understand their responsibilities to provide a safe workplace.
It is important to know contract language and “control issues” and its impact on how OSHA views employment relationships. All workers have the right to a safe and healthful workplace, so companies need to know when they are most responsible for a worker’s safety and when they share responsibility for keeping workers safe.
Safety Training for OSHA Compliance and Beyond
The head of OSHA training has made it clear through a Policy Statement on Training that safety training not only needs to comply with the specifics in the OSHA standards, it also needs to be presented in a way that the participants understand.
This means when planning safety training, level of learning, language and literacy must be considered as well as how to make it effective so the training will be retained and applied.