If an OSHA inspector walks through the front door of your business today, are you prepared? The majority of OSHA inspections occur because a vindictive employee, current or former, filed an OSHA complaint regarding a workplace safety hazard. What if the complaint is invalid or fabricated, you might ask? It doesn’t matter. OSHA will investigate any and all such calls to ensure that your workplace is safe and compliant with OSHA regulations.
What do OSHA inspectors do?
1) Meet with management. The assigned OSHA inspector will conduct a meeting to explain why they’re inspecting your facility. They will not reveal which one of your current or former employees filed the complaint.
2) Audit paperwork. The inspector will review relevant written safety programs, records of safety training, injury logs, and many other documents available.
3) Inspect your facility. The inspector will do a thorough walkthrough of the workplace looking for any violations of OSHA standards.
4) Interview your employees. OSHA may interview employees at random to test their knowledge of your company’s safety programs and get a feel for your overall safety environment.
5) Share results. Finally, the inspector will meet with management again to report any formal violations and notify you of any additional investigations or sampling needed
- OSHA Mandated topics
- Classroom style at your convenience
- Safety Committee training
- Web based training