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Before OSHA Arrives: Developing a Culture of Worksite Safety

In daily business practice, one of the most difficult decisions any company leader can make is to change company culture. Despite many company leaders providing a well-thought out strategic plan, the entire collective of company employees ultimately controls company culture. Therefore, to develop a culture of worksite safety, the key is to follow this basic approach: establish effective worksite safety practices, reflect on trending developments to improve worksite safety practices, and develop an annual strategy to revisit worksite safety practices. But, above all of this,…

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U.S. Court of Appeals Orders Roofing Contractor to Correct Violations, Implement Safety Measures and Address Approximately $400,000 in Fines

OSHA investigated a Maine roofing contractor multiple time over an eleven year period and issued citations totaling $389,685 in fines for repeatedly exposing its employees to fall hazards. In 2011, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ordered the contractor to implement a comprehensive safety and training program. It also ordered the owner of the company to produce substantial documentation that will demonstrate the extent to which he is able to pay the fines. Notably, the court indicated that if the owner…

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