The hardest part of becoming a training officer is trying to ensure that your members maintain their yearly mandatory courses and competencies. With the ever changing regulations, it is nearly a full time job to keep up with the requirements.
In June 2016, OSHA increased their fine amounts for the first time. OSHA's maximum penalties, which had not been raised since 1990, increased by 78 percent. The top penalty for serious violations rose from $7,000 to $12,471. The maximum penalty for willful or repeated violations increased from $70,000 to $124,709.
In the days of strained budgets, who can afford a penalty like that? Worse off, who can afford a member who has been injured as a result of not being trained properly? The legal and financial impacts alone are overwhelming, but the damage to membership and morale could potentially be worse.
With years of experience in the compliance industry, we stay on top of the requirements and deliver training that meets or exceeds the applicable standards to prevent those hefty fines. We are also available to do consulting and plan design to ensure compliance.
Contact us today to learn more, or click on the link to see some of the required standards that we, as emergency responders, are subjected to.