Country club owners and operators who aren't making workplace safety a main concern are putting the organization at risk, leaving it vulnerable to tragic consequences and subject to high fines and even prison terms. Attorney Bill Bernhart says clubs must become more familiar with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards in order to avoid major catastrophes. "Typically, whether it’s a private club board or a public setting, the people in charge are clueless about OSHA and the obligations they have," he says. "In general, it’s my experience that most are making a good faith effort. They’re trying to do the right thing, but they’re just not fully aware of their obligations."
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