Can OSHA Shut Down A Business?

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If you’re wondering if OSHA can really shut down a business, the professionals at Benchmark Environmental Engineering in San Jose, CA can help you get answers. Our environmental testing can help keep your workplace up to standard and reveal potential hazards before they get out of control. If you’re an employer who’s worried about the financial consequences of an accident, our team can uncover the truth.

  • Asbestos Exposure
  • Lead Paint
  • Toxic Mold
  • Radon Gas
  • Silica Dust
  • And More

What Is OSHA?

According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) official website, its mission is to make sure all employees “work in a safe and healthful environment.” It holds employers to specific standards that keep workplaces free of dangers that would result in injuries and illness. OSHA officials can order work to stop if they find a severe risk on-site, but contrary to popular belief, they don’t have the authority to shut down a business entirely. Only a court order can do that.

How We Help Employers

Work health should be a priority for every employer because any workplace can become a dangerous environment. This is especially true after a natural disaster (fire, flood, etc.), damage to the building, or when you’re having major work done. Hearing about a complaint and finding an OSHA inspector at your door is the last thing you want to experience. It can feel like your valued employees have betrayed you.

One of the best things you can do for your business is to invest in regular environmental testing. These tests will alert you to potential problems that can be corrected before OSHA has to get involved and you lose employees and revenue. If a complaint is filed against you, you can defend yourself with the test results as evidence.

Protect Yourself. Get Professional Testing Services

At Benchmark Environmental Engineering, Our certified San Jose staff has over 20 years of experience in environmental testing and inspections. We provide each of our clients with an expert analysis of their situation and recommendations on how to resolve any issues we uncover. We specialize in assessing both biological and chemical hazards. Following our recommendations can reduce the incidence of work-related illness and other medical complications.

If you concerned about OSHA and workplace safety at your business, contact us today to schedule professional environmental testing services.