OSHA Violations Attorney on the Importance of Workplace Safety

It is important for a job site to promote a culture of safety and put a premium on preventing injuries in the workplace. An unchallenged or upheld citation exposes a contractor to a future “repeat” violations and tougher penalties.  If a company is routinely cited for OSHA violations, it could lead to more substantial punitive fines. Ashley Furniture, for instance, faces a $1.4 million fine to settle various OSHA violations incurred over the past 36 months, including at least two workers who have suffered finger injuries (one worker lost three fingers while another lost part of one) while operating machinery. The company denies the violations. This hefty fine is a powerful reminder that companies need to promote safety in the workplace.