Wicked OSHA was created to help small to mid-size contractors dramatically and easily improve workplace safety by making OSHA standard compliance simpler.
While we’ve worked to make our product fun and engaging, we know well that occupational safety is a serious topic.
OSHA laws exist because, on average, 15 workers die every day in occupational accidents. This sobering reality follows contractors to every job, no matter how many other times things have gone okay.
However, improving work site safety shouldn’t be a chore to dread. We’ve set out to make it so simple, convenient, and cost-effective, there will be no reason not to do it.
- evil or morally wrong.
“Wicked” by definition, means evil or morally wrong. At WickedOSHA, we believe it is morally wrong to not be 100% OSHA compliant 100% of the time. We also understand that this is a daunting, timely and sometimes a confusing task to achieve. That’s exactly what WickedOSHA founder, Brent Colvin, felt. Brent had built a successful roofing company that’s been in operation for more than 20 years when he found himself facing a hefty OSHA violation. Like many contractors, Brent was simply implementing safety practices the way he had learned them. He never had a workplace injury and therefore, thought he was doing things the right way. After learning of his violation, he knew there had to be an easier, more efficient way for contracting businesses to become wicked safe and 100% OSHA compliant.
In the face of a substantial OSHA fine, he knew he needed help.
He reached out to the local OSHA office, and the officials spent hours educating him. The safety information was priceless and would undoubtedly keep his employees safer, but the reality was he was overwhelmed managing the amount of OSHA information and paperwork, while at the same time running his business.
That was when the Wicked seed of a new and better way was planted. The vision of helping contractors make their workplaces safer with a digital OSHA compliance tool that was simple, convenient and paperless was brought to life with help from OSHA safety expert Marc McClure.
What happens when you bring together an experienced contractor and an OSHA safety expert? We’re glad you asked! They’ll make an OSHA standard safety app that contractors will actually be excited to use.