Consequences for non-compliance can be huge depending on the severity, the industry, and the number of violations for the company in one calendar year. There are many types of OSHA violations, including errors with fall protection, communicating hazards, scaffolding protection, and lockout/tagout - just to name a few. According to OSHA, a first-time, serious violation can carry a fine of up to $13,653. In 2016, OSHA recorded almost 43,000 serious violations -- approximately $500M in fines. Consequences are swift, severe, and can completely cripple a business. That’s why compliance matters.
Construction compliance means being able to show, or prove that your workers are doing their jobs the right way -- safe and according to all rules & regulations. This means any worker on your job-site must be properly trained, the jobs they work on fully documented, and any issues reported immediately to management. That way, if an OSHA auditor or other regulatory body shows up, you’ll be ready to give them what they require. If your company is following all the rules and can prove it, you should have nothing to fear.