Record Keeping Violation : Osha

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Record Keeping Violation After some research on many record keeping violations that OSHA has placed or investigated, I came across an investigation that involved AKM LLC, that did business as Volks Contractors. After an OSHA inspection, citations were assessed and monetary fines were put into place. The company appealed the citations and the process continued. This investigation into AKM LLC dates back from January 11, 2002 through April 22, 2006. OSHA states that the company did not prepare incident forms, incident logs, or year end summaries as they were to be filled out and some not at all. In November of 2006, OSHA issued 171 citations and a total of $13,300 in fines. The violation dates ranged from as far out as 4.5 years to a little over 6 months before the citation and fines were issued to the company. This company felt that the citations and fines were untimely and wanted them to be dismissed for this reason. An ALJ with the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission (OSHRC) upheld the citations and fines, so the company decided to appeal. OSHA continued to argue that the violations were in fact timely as the company never bothered to correct them over time and the company continued to not meet the record keeping requirements. They also state that the statue of limitations has to be read along with the requirements that employers maintain records for five years. OSHA thus maintained that “the real statute of limitations” was the “record retention period

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