OSHA Inspection, are you prepared?

There are over 1000,000 site inspections annually.  That puts your odds at being inspected relatively low, but does not rule it out.  Being aware of what occurs during an OSHA inspection can help you be prepared in case one does happen.  OSHA typically performs an inspection due to a fatality or catastrophe, employee complaints, referrals from another entity, randomly selected, and follow up inspections.

Plan ahead, have a procedure in place for how to handle an onsite inspection.  Such as an established escort.  The inspector will want to know what type of work is performed, how many employees there are, names and contact information for those in charge.  Furthermore, the inspector can request files on illness and injury.  Having organized files ready to go will reflect well on your organization.  Here are some more tips:

 

OSHA Inspection