Avoiding OSHA violations

Common OSHA violations and how to avoid them

OSHA violations can be expensive but are easy to avoid. The most common OSHA violations include:

  • Scaffolding
  • Fall Protection
  • Hazard Communication
  • Machine Guarding
  • Lockout/Tagout
  • Ladders
  • Powered Industrial Trucks
  • Electrical Safety
  • Respiratory Protection

Communication to the employees in an important step in making sure they are working in a safe environment and can avoid these violations. Written policies and programs are important for the employees to understand and perform on the job site.  Continuous training is also important to provide for the employees.  Also upper management should enforce and follow programs. 

MSDS sheets must be available for employees working with or around chemicals in their work area. Make sure equipment has been checked regularly to avoid equipment failure. 

StaffScapes a Denver based Professional Employer Organization (PEO) can help set up policy and procedures as mentioned above. Our Human Resource Department specializes in policy and procedure development, by having a few simply policies in place it can save a company countless dollars and man hours resolving a claim. Contact StaffScapes Human Resource Department or our Sales team with any questions on how a PEO can assist in developing OSHA policies.