An investigation has turned up a scam in which an OSHA certified trainer sold dozens of fake cards crediting workers with participating in required 30-hour safety training.
After an investigation by New York City’s School Construction Authority, Larry Fontanez admitted selling between 50 and 60 fake OSHA 30 cards last summer, according to the New York Daily News.
An investigator posed as a worker looking for fake cards. He found them, complete with Fontanez’s signature, for $250 — half of the $500 for a 30-hour training course.
The card was purchased without the employee ever taking any classes.
Fontanez faces eight counts of criminal possession of a forged document. OSHA has suspended his license.