It's so easy to ignore the small yet onerous details that our government requires through the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). And yet the fines are huge. For example, do you know that just one burned out bulb in your exit sign will be a fine of $350 per bulb, per employee in the office?
The most common fine imposed these days is for this scenario: New employees need to be trained in a blood borne pathogen standard protocol (with concomitant documentation) within 10 days of start date. If this is not achieved, it's a $3,500 fine.
I finally bit the bullet and hired an expert to come in and evaluate my office protocols, manual and overall safety issues.
I passed with the exception that the fire extinguishers needed to be inspected and retagged. The significant change was all the new paperwork.
I can't possibly share all those details but I can recommend the professional who helped me update the office plan. Message me if you would like the name of the individual; however, I'm sure there are many individuals and companies that do the same work.
Mary Anne Salcetti, DDS, PC, Spear Education Visiting Faculty. [ www.maryannesalcettidds.com ]