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Q: Do all OSHA rules apply to all employers at all times?

A: OSHA has established regulations that cover a broad range of industries and operations at the state and federal levels. Some of these regulations include the General Industry Safety Orders, Construction Industry Safety Orders, Electrical Safety Orders etc. The standard application of the rules is given in detail in the first section of each group…

Q: Can my company get fined even if we only have one employee?

A: Yes. While there are some exemptions for employers with 10 or less employees relating to recordkeeping and planned inspections, an employer with just one employee must still comply with the applicable OSHA standards. To get more information about which standards apply to your company’s operations please contact us.

Q: Can ROI Safety Services come to our location?

A: Yes, we typically hold trainings at our clients’ places of business. We can also arrange a convenient offsite location if you so choose.

Q: Does ROI Safety Services provide training for individuals?

A: Yes. We can send one of our qualified trainers to the company’s location.

Q: I’m a small employer; am I required to maintain an occupational safety and health program? If so, does it have to be written, or can it be verbal?

A: Yes, even employers with as few as one employee must develop, implement, and maintain an occupational safety and health plan to protect their employees. Whether your health and safety plan must be written or conveyed verbally, depends on several factors. Please contact a ROI Safety Services consultant at 714-520-1608 to discuss your company’s needs.

Q: What training is required by Department of Transportation (DOT) for the handling of hazardous materials?

The DOT requires that you receive training if you: Load, unload or handle hazardous materials. Test, recondition, repair, modify, mark or label containers, drums or packaging as qualified for use in hazardous materials transportation. Prepare hazardous materials for transportation. Are responsible for transporting hazardous materials, or supervise those who do. Operate a vehicle used for…

Q: Is computer-based training acceptable for HAZWOPER refresher training?

A: Computer-based training may meet some refresher training requirements, provided that it covers topics relevant to workers’ assigned duties. It must be supplemented by the opportunity to ask questions of a qualified trainer and by an assessment of hands-on performance of work tasks.

Q: What is an IIPP?

Under California law, Title 8 California Code of Regulations, section 3203 requires every employer regardless of size to develop and implement an IIPP. Specifically, section 3203 requires that the employer’s plan must address eight elements: Responsibility, Compliance, Communication, Hazard Assessment, Accident/Exposure Investigation, Hazard Correction, Training and Instruction, and Recordkeeping. See more at:


As of 1/06/2016, The following is a list of the top 10 most frequently cited standards. Following inspections of worksites by federal OSHA. OSHA publishes this list to alert employers about these commonly cited standards so they can take steps to find and fix recognized hazards addressed in these and other standards before OSHA shows…