“In the past year, especially with the change in administration … I feel there’s a much stronger emphasis on inspections and OSHA activity,” Stefan said.
Stefan recommended a number of methods to help prevent OSHA violations including the establishment of safety rules that take into consideration workplace-specific hazards, investigating violations of any safety rules, and having a thorough process in place for addressing violations when they occur.
He also explained that taking steps to create and maintain a safe workplace environment could produce fewer workers’ compensation claims and citations or fines from OSHA.
“Preventing Workplace Injuries Requires Vigilance,” Newsday, June 1, 2022
Stefan A. Borovina, a Construction Health and Safety Technician (CHST) and attorney with more than a decade of litigation and risk-management experience, is an advisor to construction contractors, large subcontractors, developers, premises owners, and other clients across the country operating in construction, manufacturing, and other industries. Stefan is an authority on matters related to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the compliance issues in construction and general industry, as well as matters related to New York City Department of Buildings (DOB) inspections, citations, permitting, licensing, and general compliance.