Avoiding OSHA Citations for Power Operated Tools and Equipment
Okay, maybe its not possible to avoid an OSHA investigation. Whether it is a targeted investigation or a random check, an OSHA investigation can lead to costly citations (click here for information about challenging OSHA citations). But remember, OSHA is there to make sure the workplace is safe. If you follow industry guidelines you are much more likely to avoid potentially costly violations while simultaneously increasing your workplace safety.
OSHA offers many helpful guides, including checklists, to stay in compliance and avoid potential citations. Here is a checklist provided by OSHA for handling Power Operated Tools and Equipment: