Be Prepared and Confident at Your Next OSHA Inspection
OSHA is an important regulatory agency that has your employees’ best interest in mind. It can be intimidating when you hear from the Compliance Officer of the Occupational Safety & Health Administration, a part of United States Department of Labor. Fortunately, OECS can help. As your advocate during workplace inspections, trust our experienced team to offer help and impart the confidence you may need. We’ll answer your questions, create a preparation plan, and guide you through the initial or follow up OSHA inspection.
OSHA inspections can be nerve-racking experiences for even the best prepared companies. OECS consultants provide valuable assistance during an OSHA compliance inspection. Our safety consultants will be present during the initial walk through and serve as your “onsite advocate” to answer the OSHA inspector’s questions and walk you through the inspection process. We are there from start to finish – from the time OSHA shows up on site to the closing conference.
Do you wonder if you are in compliance or how far you are from compliance? Do you want to know how you would “weather” an OSHA audit? Many companies use our safety audit system to see where they are from a compliance standpoint. We simplify safety compliance by providing a confidential, objective review of your entire company operations ranging from identifying physical hazards to reviewing written programs. Then, we follow up with OSHA training as needed.
Has your company received a notice of violation by OSHA? You need somewhere to turn that is reliable, responsible, and can meet the abatement deadline. We can help you resolve your citations or violations. According to OSHA's website, one citation penalty can cost as much as $7,000 and repeated or willful violations can cost a company up to $126,000!
Have you violated an OSHA standard? Wondering if citations are legitimate? Considering fighting citations in a grey area? Ask our professional safety staff to evaluate your citations and participate in the informal conference to abate the citation, reduce the seriousness, and/or reduce the amount of the dollar penalty. It's worth more than just your time to contact OECS prior to the return of the OSHA inspector.
Top 10 most frequent OSHA cited workplace standards:
- Fall protection (C)
- Hazard communication
- Scaffolding (C)
- Respiratory protection
- Powered industrial trucks
- Ladders (C)
- Electrical: wiring
- Machine guarding
- Electrical: systems design
- C = Construction standard *
Be more confident in your workplace before the OSHA inspector shows up. As an employer, it's important that you provide a safe workplace for your employees and for them to know that you have their safety in mind – because without them, you wouldn't be where you are today. It's safe to say you are an expert in your growing industry, but it's impossible to be an expert in every industry. Let the workplace safety professionals at OECS focus on the safety of your team and facility so you don't experience devastating setbacks due to unknown hazards that we can resolve.
Keeping Up with Evolving OSHA Regulations
Just like society, technology, and even the weather, federal standards are constantly evolving. What was classified as safe in 1971, the year OSHA was founded, may not be classified as safe anymore. In order to improve safety in the workplace, the regulations need to continually adjust to fit current demands. OECS is well versed in all of the new OSHA regulations to ensure our safety consultants don't miss any regulations, new or old, put in place to protect your workers.