OSHA Audits, are You Ready?
Sadly, the answer to the above question is probably “NO” or “I’m not sure” when the fact is most companies don’t even know their rights when OSHA walks in the door much less how to come away from an audit without 10’s or 100’s of thousands of dollars in fines.
I’m sure Mattocks five Inc. located in Albion, Pa. had no idea OSHA was coming in the day they received fines in the amount of $137,840.00 and $57,620.00 for 20 plus citations ranging from wood ladder infractions to Powered industrial truck infractions. Or how about Birdsboro Corp located in Birdsboro, Pa. who received fines of $249,418.00 and $75,795.00 for infractions ranging from improper lockout/tag out procedures to improper PPE training to their employee’s.
OSHA is out there folks and they are more driven than ever to audit companies and have added additional inspectors to do so, fact is most companies have no idea that OHSA just raised their fines by over 80% effective August 1st 2016 to go along with the added inspectors who are mandated to make more audits than ever before and NO ONE is exempt! Can your company afford the fines?
We at Matthai Material handling feel it’s not only our duty to bring this to your attention and outline the seriousness of it but to also come up with a solution to take some of the burden off of you, so that you can continue to do what you do best which is run your company. In fact, Matthai Material handling has created a safety division to help our customers become compliant so they can answer a definitive “YES” when asked are they ready if OHSA walks in.
Please feel free to reach out to us if you are interested in learning more about what we can do to increase your compliance and prepare you for the eventual meeting with OHSA and go into it with confidence.