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The Importance of Document Retention for Preventing OSHA Citations

The Importance of Document Retention for Preventing OSHA Citations
Hendershot, Cannon & Hisey, P.C.

The best defense, as they say, is a good offense. That rings true in matters involving OSHA law and regulatory compliance.

In today’s complex regulatory environment, U.S. employers are tasked with taking many steps to ensure the safety and health of their employees, follow best practices that ensure safe worksites, and comply with numerous regulations. However, simply having a compliance plan is not enough to effectively shield employers against the threat of OSHA citations and what can be disastrous fines and penalties. OSHA citation defense also requires a proactive commitment to complete and accurate recordkeeping, document retention, and organization.

On our latest OSHA blog, which you can view in full on our OSHA defense site, we discuss the importance of documentation when it comes to limiting exposure to OSHA inspections, violations, and costly citations. This goes above and beyond simply having an OSHA compliance plan sitting on the shelf, and includes specific requirements by OSHA for document retention related to certain regulations. It also involves best practices for what employers should be documenting and retaining on an ongoing basis in anticipation of having to furnish records to a compliance officer upon request, and how the right documentation can help avoid inspections, violations, and unwanted consequences.

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