June Spotlight Sponsor – Ellen Sanders, ES Consulting

SPECIAL OFFER TO ALL SYNERGY participants during the month of June from our Spotlight Sponsor!

ES Consulting Solutions, LLC
Ellen Sanders
ellensanders@Esconsultingsolutions.com
www.esconsultingsolutions.com

Offer Expires: August 31, 2011
Free two to three hour safety and recordkeeping audit.

Audit is designed to review the follow:
*OSHA 300 logs
*Worker’s Compensation evalution
*Training Requirements
*Safety Handbook
*Facility walkthrough

WFIR interview with Ellen Sanders by Lynda McNutt Foster:

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What is the biggest mistake you see small business owners make when it comes to meeting OSHA requirements?

Owners may be aware of regulations but aren’t sure how to go about or even identify safety issues and apply them to their own business. This can greatly affect the company’s profitability, worker retention and engagement.

What types of fines can a business owner get a result of not complying with OSHA rules and regulations?

The actions of the employer determine the level of fines. Employee exposure, the hazard present, and the employer actions in making the company a safe place to work are key. Not complying can bring penalties ranging from $5 000 up to $70000 per violation.

What should a small business owner do to comply with OSHA requirements?

Perform a safety and health audit. This provides a mechanism in identifying, and evaluating what needs to be done. The audit program should include review of applicable documentation such as illness and injury reports, OSHA 300 logs, workers’ compensation files, hazard analysis, exposure data, past OSHA inspections, health and safety manuals, and training records. The audit should also include a walkthrough to indentify hazards in the workplace which also helps provide the person conducting the audit a better understanding of the business.