Posted: February 14, 2014
In its recent statistical report, OSHA noted nine funeral home inspections: six of the inspections were based on employee complaints, one was a follow-up inspection and two were listed as planned inspections. Three inspections were conducted in Virginia, two in South Carolina, and one each in Oregon, Washington, Pennsylvania and California. Only two of the nine funeral homes inspected were issued citations and penalties.
Virginia Funeral Home #1: Three Serious Violations
Virginia Funeral Home #3: Seven Serious Violations
The inspection of this funeral home was conducted because of a complaint. It yielded seven serious alleged violations with a total penalty of $2,625. Citations were related to:
It is clear that OSHA has funeral homes on its radar and inspectors are finding serious violations of the standards with which funeral home must comply. NFDA strongly urges you to review the OSHA standards that apply to funeral homes.
For more information on these standards and compliance requirements, visit the NFDA website or call the free NFDA OSHA Hotline. The hotline can assist with nearly all inquiries. NFDA members can also call NFDA OSHA Counsel Edward M. Ranier with OSHA-related legal questions at 410-967-1812.
The OSHA website also has a number of resources to help small businesses comply with its various regulations.
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