The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) can visit your jobsite with no warning. Touring your jobsite regularly to catch hazards before OSHA does is a great way to preempt problems. Walking the site and checking conditions and employee behavior against OSHA best practices is a good start, and working with a knowledgeable construction lawyer can give you an advantage over walking the site on your own.
During the closing meeting, the lawyer will recap the visit and suggestions they have for you. They’ll detail any concerns with equipment, jobsite conditions, and employee practices. The lawyer can also help you create safety programs.
The construction lawyer will go over hazards related to:
- Required personal protection equipment (PPE)
- Scaffolding requirements
- Fall protection
- Lockout/tagout (LOTO)
- Hazard communication
- And more
During the closing meeting, the lawyer can help you come up with a plan to fix any safety or health issues found on your jobsite. They can help you prioritize any issues found to deal with any imminent dangers first and potential hazards as necessary.
OSHA Guidance From a Construction Lawyer
Once you have the information from the walkthrough, a Broward contractor attorney can help you make the changes suggested to ensure your jobsite is OSHA compliant. Due to extensive experience providing OSHA defense to contractors and in-depth construction knowledge, Cotney Construction Law is well positioned to evaluate jobsites.
Accidents can happen even on jobsites with vigilant safety measures. If you receive a citation from OSHA, a Cotney Construction Law attorney can take action to protect your business. If an OSHA representative shows up without notice, an accident occurs, or a complaint is filed, get help from one of our construction lawyers.
Disclaimer: The information contained in this article is for general educational information only. This information does not constitute legal advice, is not intended to constitute legal advice, nor should it be relied upon as legal advice for your specific factual pattern or situation.