On Friday I got a call from a contractor who was just nailed by OSHA because some of his guys were not wearing harnesses. It turns out some of his guys were tied off and some were not. The OSHA inspector assessed the violations totaling $17,000.00. The contractor has asked us to meet with OSHA on his behalf in the hopes we may be able to persuade them to lower the fines. We will provide abatement services at the OSHA office hearing.
Many contractors in the residential construction industry have put their head in sand and ignored the recent OSHA fall protection mandate. The mandate became effective on 9/16/2011.
In order to avoid having a bad day from OSHA contractors need to prove that they are compliant with the Fall Protection Standard.
We have trainings and seats avaailble this week. One in Auburn tomorrow and one in Andover on Thursday.
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