The construction industry, like many others, was hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. As the industry adjusts to the new normal, not everyone is on the same page.

Many project owners, rather than risk site shutdowns and potential inefficiencies from social distancing, are beginning to require that all project site personnel show proof of vaccination

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Continue Reading What Every Business Owner Needs To Know About OSHA (Part Three)

This article, the second of a three part series, focuses on OSHA’s procedures during an inspection and outlines what employers should and should not do during an inspection.

1. What should I do or not do during an inspection?

There are certain actions that you should take to protect your interest during an OSHA inspection. 

A significant number of businesses are likely to find themselves face-to-face with an inspector from OSHA, and many will be caught off guard.  We recommend that businesses take a two-pronged approach to OSHA compliance.

First, make every effort to comply with OSHA’s safety and health rules to protect your employees.  Second, be prepared in the

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) is responsible for enforcing health and safety standards in workplaces throughout the country. OSHA has promulgated standards covering both general industry and construction sites. The enforcement of these standards is fairly straightforward in the general industry sector. Typically, OSHA inspects the facility and if it finds a violation,