As a small business owner or contractor, you may be asked to complete a job that you’ve never done before.
Are you a small business owner or contractor with a reputation for quality work who is highly respected and appreciated in the community? If the answer is yes, you may be asked to complete a job that you have never done before. It is this type of “non-routine work request” from a customer that can potentially lead to a major injury, fatality, or liability exposure. The following provides a brief overview of what management should consider before conducting this type of work as well as a hierarchy of controls to consider (engineering controls, administrative controls, personal protective equipment, etc.) BEFORE commencing work.