OSHA safety manual- is this required?

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by peeklandscaping, Aug 8, 2014.

  1. peeklandscaping

    peeklandscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    from CT
    Posts: 306

    Hi! I just got an official looking email from OSHA that says I have no Safety Manual and that I need to get one if I don't want to be non-compliance. Anyone heard of this? Do I need to order the manual by law? Thanks
     
  2. dieselss

    dieselss LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,549

    As a company you need to have a "safety" plan in place. As far as the letter I would call and ask if they could explain or give you info
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  3. DuallyVette

    DuallyVette LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,939

    Post up the letter.
    It sounds like a scam, to scare you into buying a manual of some kind.
    It seems that most advertising and solicitations are lies.
    Lying to people must work, or they wouldn't invest their time and money with these solicitations
     
  4. TX Easymoney

    TX Easymoney LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Over 10 employees
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  5. peeklandscaping

    peeklandscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    from CT
    Posts: 306

    well at least it sounds like I don't have to put $300 into some book right now. As far as a "safety plan", does it have to be officially written up, carried in the truck, or what? IDK
     
  6. chefj

    chefj LawnSite Senior Member
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    There are companies that will spam mail you "compliance" letters. I have dealt with these types of things in the restaurant industry. They'll sound official, and mail out posters and other guideline like materials, yet are just pressure selling you items.

    You can get any and all of these things for free from downloads. 99% of which are not required.
     
  7. clydebusa

    clydebusa LawnSite Bronze Member
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  8. TX Easymoney

    TX Easymoney LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Needs to be available to employees, like at office...maybe do a monthly safety meeting, write down what was discussed and employees which attended.
     
  9. TX Easymoney

    TX Easymoney LawnSite Platinum Member
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  10. peeklandscaping

    peeklandscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    from CT
    Posts: 306

    must have been a "spam" email. Cool by me. Thanks for the links... that's clarified up now!
     

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