Today's news is full of stories of roofing contractors from every state being OSHA-cited and heavily penalized for willful violations, as well as successfully sued for criminal and civil negligence for failing to provide fall protection for their employees. Why?
You have probably already reviewed your OSHA injury and illness recordkeeping forms for last year, filled out and posted your OSHA Form 300A on the employee bulletin board, and started a new set of recordkeeping forms for this year.
Now more than ever, it’s important to dot the
i’s and cross the t’s when it comes to reporting your employees’ workplace
injuries and illnesses. Recently, the Occupational Safety and Health
Administration (OSHA) began sending inspectors to company offices and worksites
to assess the accuracy of their injury and illness records.