As mentioned in the previous section, you and your company may feel OSHA’s rules and regulations are excessive, hinder productivity in your workplace, are inconvenient or any other number of grievances.
Based on these feelings, let’s say you and your company refuse to comply with the safety standards regulating the use of fire-resistant clothing. What would the consequences be?
OSHA will take note of your company’s inaction when it comes to providing a safe working environment for its employees. If your company refuses to comply with their standards, they may fine your company, or even pursue further legal action. You may also be at risk for litigation from other sources as well.
In almost every possible scenario, it is safer and more cost-effective just to abide by OSHA’s guidelines regarding the use of flame-resistant clothing.