The Four Principles of Defense serve as a “cheat sheet” to OSHA citation mitigation. They have been developed over years of experience handling various regulatory citations including defending clients of all sizes against OSHA citations. When a company uses these four principles an OSHA citation can be vacated or greatly reduced. Instead of charging a company, they may reprimand the worker for employee misconduct or subcontractor misconduct; placing the blame where it is due.
The 4 Principles include the following:
1. Safety Manual (Current and Up to Date)
2. Training (Based on Safety Manual)
3. Site Inspections (Frequent and Regular)
HB NEXT U offers a complimentary “on demand” course that goes in depth into the 4 Fundamental Principles.