You have decided that you hate your business and want to find a way to ruin it forever, incurring tens of thousands in debt, law suits, and potential criminal charges!
Sounds like a fun day right?
Well all you have to do is make OSHA a little upset with you, and voila, you have succeeded at all the above goals!
In all seriousness, messing around with OSHA is one of the quickest ways to guarantee that you ruin your business and your bank account, and beyond small fines and slaps on the wrist, if your transgressions are big enough, you risk going out of business permanently.
So how can you make sure that you don’t get in trouble with OSHA?
Well we are glad you asked because that is exactly what we are talking about.
- Have Systems in Place that Show OSHA Safety is a Priority
One of the best things that you can do to protect yourself from OSHA and in fact protect your employees from harm is to have a safety and illness protocol.
What are you doing to actively prevent illnesses, what are you doing to ensure that safety regulations are followed, what sort of management team do you have put together to ensure that all the systems put in place are carried out?
- Do Nothing After Finding Issues from a Safety Audit
If you want to face some serious penalties and are willing to risk the safety of your employees, then after you file a safety audit where you discover a problem, you should do nothing about it.
OSHA will chew you up and spit you out, making life an absolute living hell if you decide to ignore issues found in a safety audit.
Not only is it financially stupid, it is ethically and morally irresponsible to put your people at risk because you were unwilling to make the necessary changes.