New Jersey Trainer Pleads Guilty to Selling More than 100 Fraudulent Cards
OSHA requires strict adherence to training standards in order to provide an OSHA 10-Hour Construction Safety Card. These standards include required class time and in-person training. Safety trainers who issue these cards are also required to update their training authorization every four years. Failure to do so is punishable by law and carries a maximum penalty of $250,000 and up to five years in prison.
Before hiring an authorized OSHA Trainer, companies should check the OSHA Trainer Watch List to make sure that the individual is not among the OSHA Trainers whose status has been suspended or revoked.
Earlier this month, a New Jersey safety trainer has pleaded guilty to selling more than 100 fraudulent safety cards, and OSHA has issued a statement in response.
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