Construction sites, by their very nature, present an element of risk – and hazards are amplified whenever heavy equipment is on the job site. As a result, construction work consistently ranks high on the list of most dangerous occupations.
To help ensure safe and healthy working conditions, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) was established. Written with the best interest of workers – and employers – in mind, OSHA regulations are thorough and infractions carry severe consequences. Employers may be reprimanded for violations ranging from failure to submit paperwork to a workplace fatality. States that operate their own occupational safety plans are required to adopt penalties at least as stringent.
Find the complete list of OSHA violation classifications and penalties in the article republished by Heavy Equipment Guide.