Consolidated Risk Management Inc. has worked with clients in every aspect of OSHA compliance, from developing written programs, employee safety training, mock OSHA inspections, OSHA information conference representation, Contestment procedures, Hazard mitigation procedures, and program implementation.
Have you been notified by OSHA that they have received a complaint regarding your business?
Have you been visited by an OSHA Compliance Officer?
Have you been issued citations by OSHA?
We can help with all of the above, including formal responses, hazard abatement procedures, OSHA Informal Conference representation, as well as contestment procedures.
There are also some circumstances which require you, as the employer, to contact OSHA to report incidents (and there are fines involved if this is not done!)
Have you had a death in the workplace and require assistance in the mandatory self-reporting to OSHA?
Within eight (8) hours after the death of any employee as a result of a work-related incident, you must report the fatality to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), U.S. Department of Labor.
Within twenty-four (24) hours after the in-patient hospitalization of one or more employees or an employee's amputation or an employee's loss of an eye, as a result of a work-related incident, you must report the in-patient hospitalization, amputation, or loss of an eye to OSHA.
Why and When can OSHA inspect a workplace?
Inspection priorities: OSHA has jurisdiction over approximately 7 million worksites. The agency seeks to focus its inspection resources on the most hazardous workplaces in the following order of priority:
1. Imminent Danger Situations: hazards that could cause death or serious physical harm receive top priority. Compliance officers will ask employers to correct these hazards immediately or remove endangered employees.
2. Severe Injuries and Illnesses: Employers must report: (1) all work-related fatalities within 8 hours; (2) All work-related inpatient hospitalizations, amputations, or losses of an eye within 24 hours.
3. Worker Complaints: Allegations of hazards or violations also receive a high priority. Employees may request anonymity when they file complaints.
4. Referrals of hazards from other Federal, State, or Local Agencies: Individuals, organization, or the media receive consideration for inspection.
5. Targeted Inspections: Inspections aimed at specific high-hazard industries or individual workplaces that have experienced high rates of injuries and illnesses also receive priority.
6. Follow-up Inspections: Checks for abatement of violations cited during previous inspection are also conducted by the agency in certain circumstances.