In order to maintain compliance with the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL’s) laws and regulations, contractors and other types of employers are responsible for posting the required workplace posters in plain sight for all employees. Determining which posters need to be present on your project site can be difficult without OSHA defense attorneys to assist you with DOL and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) compliance; however, there is one helpful tool available for all professionals to make this task easier: the FirstStep Poster Advisor.
In the final section of this five-part series, the OSHA defense lawyers at Cotney Construction Law will take you through the FirstStep Poster Advisor questionnaire. For more information about workplace posters and the FirstStep Poster Advisor, read parts one, two, three, and four.
The FirstStep Poster Advisor Questionnaire
Once you have determined which industry you need to find the poster requirements for, you will be asked a series of questions to help narrow down your search query. You will be responsible for answering questions such as:
- “Does your business or organization construct coal mines or coal mine facilities?”
- “What is the maximum number of employees your business or organization employs or will employ during the calendar year?”
- “Are there 50 or more employees working at or within a 75-mile radius of the location of your business or organization?”
- “Have you hired or do you plan to hire a person with a disability certified by DOL?”
- “Do you employ or seek to employ foreign workers?”
- “Which of the following best describes the type of foreign worker you employ or seek to employ?”
- “Has your business or organization made a payment to, or entered into a financial arrangement with a labor organization or a labor organization officer, employee, or other representative?”
- “Regarding the payment or financial arrangement with a labor organization or a labor organization officer, employee, or other representative, are any of the following true for your business or organization?”
- “Does your business or organization currently maintain or plan to maintain a pension plan or a retirement savings program for employees?”
- “Does your business or organization currently maintain or plan to maintain a health benefits plan for employees?”
- “In the next 12-month period, what do you expect will be the total dollar amount of your business’s or organization’s Federal or Federally assisted contracts or subcontracts?”
- “What best describes the nature of your contract(s) or subcontracts(s)?”
OSHA Defense Attorneys Serving Construction Professionals
In the construction industry, day-to-day tasks can take a turn for the worse when you least expect it. Fortunately, partnering with the OSHA defense lawyers at Cotney Construction Law can help you reduce the frequency of workplace accidents by ensuring that you are compliant with all current OSHA standards. Whether it’s ensuring that your workers are wearing appropriate personal protective equipment or that you have all the necessary signage posted conspicuously for your team to read, our OSHA defense attorneys are here to serve contractors and construction professionals.
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.