From Hanley Wood Remodeling:
A new era of enforcement puts even remodelers with longstanding safety programs and clean safety records at risk of receiving surprise jobsite visits – and subsequent fines – from the U.S. Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA).
Mathematically, the fact is that the number of construction sites has decreased dramatically, while the number of OSHA inspectors is climbing…
“Falls and fall hazards are the biggest problem on construction sites,” Walterschied says, “so inspectors will spot ‘obvious fall hazards’ quickly, such as poorly built (or absent) scaffolds or guardrails. They’ll also look for ‘personal protection’ such as hardhats and safety goggles.”