OSHA Violations

OSHA Inspections and Citations

OSHA can conduct an unannounced visit (inspection) to any construction site or business.

OSHA may conduct a visit for a number of reasons.  Generally they are:

1.  A worker has been seriously injured on the job or has died as a result of a workplace injury.

 2.  A worker has filed a complaint with the local OSHA office.

 3.  A coordinated sweep of a specific geographical area and or a selected industry.

 

OSHA may issue a citation up to 6 months after their initial inspection.

Fines can vary greatly: from an administration fine of $ 250 for lack of, or improper, signage to a serious violation of $ 18,000, for allowing a worker to be exposed to a fall hazard (e.g. missing, inadequate, or damaged guardrailing).

Operation of equipment, such as a forklift, without proper training and certification, will also cause a serious violation to be issued.

OSHA requires numerous written programs, employee training, and mandatory signage posted at every job site.

 

Are you compliant

 or complacent?

 

Contact OSHA Compliance Services for assistance.

General Manager

Charles Kosmerl

Office: (707) 254-8838   

Fax:    (707) 254-8747   

 Cell:   (916) 715-8052   

email: ckmilcop@earthlink.net