When OSHA Calls: Why Recordkeeping Is So Important

It always generates headlines when a company is hit with a big OSHA fine, but we rarely hear about all of the cases when OSHA investigates and determines there was no safety violation.   Here’s one recent case that offers important lessons to safety professionals.

On March 22, AK Steel in Middletown, Ohio received a letter from OSHA saying the agency had received complaints of a number of safety violations, including “welders have no certification to weld or pressure pipes, structures, railings, etc.” and “no welding logs are being kept for certifications purposes,”  according to the local Journal News.    The letter gave the company one week to respond. Continue reading “When OSHA Calls: Why Recordkeeping Is So Important”