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ARE YOU OSHA COMPLIANT? BEWARE: OSHA FINES COULD BE SKYROCKETING
Every day it becomes more obvious that your company needs to stay current on safety training: OSHA fines are heading skyward.
Since 2010, the number of companies facing total OSHA fines have tripled. This month, OSHA issued three penalties that topped one-million dollars and imposed nearly a dozen citations carrying six-figure fines.
The requirement of staying OSHA compliant isn’t specific to one specific industry, but rather a broad range of businesses, such as Oil and Gas Sector, Construction, Cleaning companies, Medical Field, Furniture Manufacturers, Food and Beverage etc. To learn more about the imposed fines, new bill and training requirements please visit the link below:
WHAT ARE CONFINED SPACES?
Many workplaces contain areas that are considered “confined spaces” because while they are not necessarily designed for people, they are large enough for workers to enter and perform certain jobs. A confined space also has limited or restricted means for entry or exit and is not designed for continuous occupancy. Confined spaces include, but are not limited to, tanks, vessels, silos, storage bins, hoppers, vaults, pits, manholes, tunnels, equipment housings, ductwork, pipelines, etc.
We hope that you have found this information useful. Please feel free to send us your comments, ideas or requests on what other topics you would prefer to hear about on our future newsletters. We would like to thank you all for choosing ABC Safety Solutions as your training providers and hope to be of service in the near future.