At your job site, it is important to make sure that you are doing everything possible to avoid OSHA Violations. This not only promotes safety but can also help prevent delays caused by injuries on a given construction project. The most common citations involve:
- Fall protection
- Hazard communication
- Respiratory protection
- Electrical, wiring methods
It is important to speak with the supervisors at a worksite to make sure they are adhering to all OSHA standards and working to make a job site as safe as possible.
Fall Prevention to Prevent OSHA Violations
OSHA recently emphasized fall safety with a safety campaign aimed at minimizing the injuries from falls. It involves three steps:
First: Plan. This involves examining a given project to make sure that your workers have the tools they need to get the job done safely. This includes estimating the cost of safety equipment when planning for a project to ensure the budget accounts for this equipment. It also means foreseeing the ways falls can occur and working to acquire the safety equipment necessary.
Second: Provide. The next step is providing this safety equipment for your workers. This can include ladders, scaffolding, and other safety equipment specifically for your job site. It also means providing enough equipment for everyone to use on site.
Third: Train. Make sure that your workers all understand the importance of using this equipment and using it properly. By training your workers thoroughly and reinforcing the need to stay safe, the number of falls can be kept to an absolute minimum.
If you have questions about OSHA Violations or hearings, Manion Stigger can help. We are a regional law firm with a national focus, providing cost-effective solutions for clients across the nation. If you have a construction law question, contact us today to learn how we can help.