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Banged by osha yesterday

Discussion in 'Safety Issues' started by nitrox2595, Mar 1, 2008.

  1. nitrox2595

    nitrox2595 Member

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    1st time in 11 years... doing a shopping center facade demo , osha shows up, takes some pics, talks to my guys and calls me today to tell me that we may be getting a $3,000 fine for no harnesses on a boom lift(10 feet off the ground) and no eye protection while using a demo saw. Fan F@#% tastic!!!! what do you think will happen? 1st citation ever and i do have written safety programs, but men did not follow that day.:beatsme
     
  2. rino1494

    rino1494 Senior Member

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    Talk to the supervisor, you can get your fine reduced and make payments.
     
  3. nitrox2595

    nitrox2595 Member

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    ok, thanks
     
  4. tylermckee

    tylermckee Senior Member

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    You might get off lucky and they will just tell you what they could have hit you for. We had that happen and we ended up taking a few classes, and hiring someone to make us a safety program for us. No fines and it keeps them off our back.
     
  5. Grader4me

    Grader4me Senior Member

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    Just curious..you say you have written safety programs, do you have tailgate meetings/safety talks or is that what you are refering to.
     
  6. 385Diggin' Doug

    385Diggin' Doug Well-Known Member

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    You can file an appeal w/ them and on your hearing date bring your safety manuals and policies w/ you.They will let you know all of the violations that day on your site, yours and everyone elses included.They will also be looking for your Competent Person training and any other training you might have.