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OSHA: There’s a New Sheriff in Town – Part II


Part 1 Here

connecticut osha constructionSo, every day we hear of another construction site being visited by an OSHA inspector……all to review OSHA logs and data!   It appears this is number one on OSHA’s radar screen and could end up costing Connecticut contractors big bucks!

The two areas on the OSHA logs that it appears are being targeted are the Location and the Injury Description.   Although for many years, most everyone has merely used job numbers for the location, it appears that OSHA is looking for a lot more information.  An OSHA employee recently told us that area should be specific, i.e. 2nd floor of condo building, unit 22A, kitchen.   A little more than just job#C156!

More than likely your entries in the Injury Description area have been “broken ring finger” or “Burn to left hand”.  Again, OSHA is looking for much more a description then just the body part.  They want the when, how, etc.  An example would be “employee was securing light fixture in ceiling when slipped out of hand, striking and breaking finger”.   Pretty detailed, but at this point it looks like the more information you enter the less likely you are to be fined!

So, we suggest you beef up the information you enter and hopefully you will avoid the New Sheriff.  

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