Companies of Every Size Must Ensure OSHA Compliance

Jul 23, 2018

The Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has regulations that aim to protect workers employed at companies of all sizes. No matter how many workers a company has, it is important for it to work hard to ensure compliance with health and safety regulations.

By failing to comply with OSHA standards, a company risks putting its workers at risk for injury or long-term illnesses because of exposure to dangerous materials. While a smaller firm may not think regulators will focus on its operations, all companies are subject to OSHA investigations.

Even small businesses may receive OSHA inspections, especially if they work in target industries or if an employee has filed a complaint regarding working conditions or safety problems.

How can third parties make the process easier?

Many employers of contractors are implementing third party contractor management services to assist in this process. These organizations recognize an opportunity to assist contractors and suppliers in achieving compliance, a contractor verification system can assist in this process by educating smaller companies of regulatory standards.

Remaining abreast of updated standards and enforcing compliance is essential. Smaller operations need to be aware of how to ensure they are using the latest techniques, safety procedures, and acceptable materials from the day they open.

When unsure if they are compliant, smaller firms may be able to receive assistance from OSHA and ensure they are using updated procedures and techniques.

How can you ensure that the companies you work with are OSHA-compliant?

With SURE Audit, BROWZ provides a configurable and intuitive approach to supply chain assessment.  The BROWZ approach recognizes that the supply chain is not static and, if not subject to a broad range of due diligence, it can leave your business exposed not only from a brand equity perspective but also financially.

Risk is not always predictable or restricted to health and safety compliance. Addressing supply chain risks involving from Tier 1 suppliers through to small businesses requires a multi-functional approach.

The BROWZ audit protocols have been developed based on the following criteria:

  • Regulatory Compliance – Country Specific
  • Industry Best Practices
  • Client specific requirements

BROWZ SURE Audit helps our clients assess suppliers’ corporate capability and management systems compliance in over 30 industry verticals and multiple regions around the globe. 

BROWZ in-house experts work closely with the client to develop audit protocols that produce objective evidence and results that can be used to assess and improve their supplier’s safety programs.

The unique work environment of our client’s workplaces, risk tolerance, and safety culture creates the need for BROWZ to offer a wide range of supplier auditing and assessment to meet their needs. BROWZ utilizes auditing options that includes compliance audits and best practice assessments.

Aside from ensuring their own compliance, a company should also ensure any contractors or suppliers it works with are also abiding by OSHA regulations. When regulations are strictly followed, and operational risk is reduced, both businesses can avoid fines, citations, and the other detrimental results of noncompliance.