Employers can expect the Occupational Safety and Health Administration to implement various regulatory initiatives this year that will significantly impact how employers, including construction companies, do business. Many new and stricter workplace safety initiatives and regulations which have been on hold due to last year’s election are now back on the table. Heightened enforcement, more citations and increased penalties are a certainty as OSHA ups the ante for employers who are not working safely or ignore safety standards.
Schneiders & Associates, L.L.P. recommend that our employer clients stay abreast of the regulatory agenda, since when an employer is cited by OSHA for noncompliance of a workplace safety regulation, claiming lack of knowledge won’t get them very far.