One approach to rewriting your safety guidebook is to change verbiage. Kevin Moorhead, safety director for the St. Louis-based Korte Company rewrote his several-hundred-page book following an accident on the job site. In retooling the language, he changed that workers' “must” or “shall” do something to “should” instead.
That’s because, according to Howard Mavity, attorney at Fisher Phillips’ Atlanta office, OSHA or lawyers deposing a contractor post-accident, injury or fatality can use a detailed safety rulebook against them.
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