Originally Posted By: rbracklow
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Well Guys, guess what??
The OSHA Inspector is correct!! This is a valid situation, and unfortunately, most of us do not keep up with the OSHA rules & regs. The 10 hour Exam is a OSHA requirement, whether we like it or not!!
In our business there are a number of OSHA related items that we need to be aware of, such as;
1. Confined spaces (crawl spaces)
2. Electrical safety.
3. Hazard Communication.
4. Personal Protective Equipment.
5. Flammable & Combustion Liquids.
5. Walking-Working surfaces (slips, trips & falls).
6. Hand & Portable Powered Tools.
These are just some of the listed safety items that we need to be aware of. If we find ourselves in violation of any of these and are cited, the second time that we are caught for an infraction, we can be fined for up to $70,000.00. And, OSHA does enforce this!! I know, I've seen this happen too many times during my Construction Management & Inspection periods.
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