It’s a very common misconception that your insurance company can somehow manage your OSHA compliance requirements, but they can’t and here’s why:
It’s important to understand that your insurance company doesn’t really care about your OSHA compliance, and that’s because they’re not required to. The only thing that they’re required to do is conduct an annual inspection and make recommendations. Sometimes those recommendations have to do with OSHA regulations, but most of the time they don’t. That’s a fact and it’s because their focus is on “loss control,” not OSHA compliance.
But what’s more important to understand is that OSHA has a long list of regulations that you have to manage on an ongoing basis, from week to week and month to month. And we’re talking about all of the recurring employee training requirements, conducting routine inspections, record keeping requirements, lockout/tagout procedures, and the list goes on and on. But your insurance company cannot and will not do these things for you. They simply don’t have the time or resources, and again, they’re not required to.
Don’t get us wrong, your insurance company loss control services are a good resource, but don’t confuse it with OSHA compliance because it’s definitely not.
Companies who rely on their insurance company to manage compliance put themselves at risk for major fines and penalties, employee injuries, increased costs and other related risks.
Our FREE, NO OBLIGATION guides goes into great detail about OSHA’s requirements, so you’ll be able to see for yourself whether or not you’re actually in compliance.
You can spend hours and hours researching the internet, or get all of the “bottom-line” information in our free guide:
“OSHA Compliance 101 for Texas Companies”