OSHA's Weekend Work Initiative
Work sites in specific Colorado counties may receive site visits from OSHA during weekends. OSHA’s “Weekend Work” initiative will conduct safety and health inspections randomly on weekends in Arapahoe, Douglas, Jefferson, El Paso, Adams, Boulder, Broomfield, Denver, Larimer and Weld counties. These inspections will continue into the fall of 2021.
This initiative is the result of increased construction work which statistically has increased workers’ exposure to falls, trenching and other excavation hazards. Over the last two years, six workers have suffered fatal falls and nearly a dozen excavation collapses and trenching incidents have led to the deaths of three workers in Colorado. Typically, inspections do not incur on weekends but, more and more, companies are choosing to work on weekends to keep up with the high demands.
Hellman & Associates (H&A) has a strong commitment to the safety of your company’s staff. In addition, we want to help ensure the fiscal health of your company by avoiding costly fines or litigation. Making sure you are aware of this new inspection schedule is one way we help you meet your environmental health and safety goals.