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Old 11th September 2018, 04:29 PM
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Re: Unsecured pedestal mounted tools, oh my!

In Reply to Parent Post by ADSJT View Post

You might want to contact the State OSHA. At a previous employer, we used the state's consultation program with great benefit. Their assistance was available for small businesses at no cost. They also did measurements of sound levels and air quality for us. We diligently followed their suggestions and implemented the changes. (Securing pedestals was one of the suggestions.) A couple of years later we had a full blown Federal site visit with zero findings. In fact, the auditor returned a few times because his supervisor expected findings. Good luck with your efforts.
This is good advice, IF AND ONLY IF you have the support to "diligently follow their suggestions".

If you get the advice and don't follow it, it will be harder to defend than "I didn't know, I'll do it right now".

Honestly, not much of a difference between the two...OSHA isn't one for being flexible...but what's the point of getting good advice if you don't follow it...

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Old 12th September 2018, 09:04 AM

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Re: Unsecured pedestal mounted tools, oh my!

The first place to start would be getting upper management buy in before contacting state OSHA because, at least in my state, we were given a list of action items and a due date for implementation. If we chose not to implement, the state could notify Federal of our noncompliance.

We were fully committed to making our workplace safe. We would have rather spent money on safety measures than spend it on OSHA fines. After the fines, you still have to spend the money on implementation.

Maybe you can present them with examples of companies in you industry who have been fined, and the types of nonconformances that were observed.

Do you take care of the OSHA logs? If your DART number is higher than industry standards, it is only a matter of time until OSHA shows up.
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Old 12th September 2018, 09:38 AM
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Re: Unsecured pedestal mounted tools, oh my!

Multiple pieces of good advice so far:

I would
1. read the requirement and interpretation letters myself
2. address the things that are in direct non-compliance (like the thread topic)
3. then consider getting an outside consultant (perhaps OSHA) in for review.

I can understand mgmt not wanting to spend the money...and when it is opinion it is their call to make.
But when its clearly an OSHA non-compliance, my guess is that you simply have to inform them.

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