When the OSHA Inspector Visits - Will you be Ready?
Duration: 90 Minutes
This webinar will provide you practical tips on dealing with an OSHA inspection. OSHA does not always give fair warning before they show up at your door. Roughly 36% of OSHA inspections result from employee complaints. If OSHA comes knocking today, would you be prepared? There is a positive way to handle the inspection and a negative way - handling it wrong, both before and after the inspection, can cause more problems for your company than the initial reason for the investigation. You will learn about the types of inspection, the tools you can use, how to limit or minimize the scope of the inspection, what information to discuss with an OSHA inspector, what records to show and about your rights and responsibilities.
Objectives of the Presentation
Upon completion, participants should be able to:
Why Should you Attend
- Develop a plan in preparation for an OSHA Inspection
- Identify what sort of information to discuss with and OSHA inspector
- Know what OSHA Records will the OSHA Inspector want to see
- Who the OSHA inspector will want to meet with, what activities will they be inspecting
- Types of OSHA Inspections
- Common mistakes made during the inspection
- What are the phases of an inspection
- What to expect following an inspection
Are you prepared for an inspection? Do you know what to do and what not to when an inspector shows up at your door? Who should escort the inspector and what sort of information should you share with them? Not being prepared with the right answers can cause an OSHA inspection to cost you plenty of money in fines, not to mention the damage to your organization's image and credibility.
Join us for this 90-minute webinar when our safety expert will address handling inspections, safety complaints and investigations, enforcement actions, and inspector requests for documents during and following an inspection or investigation. This webinar will present some simple and effective steps that you can take to improve compliance and reduce the likelihood of fines, and will provide you with tools you can use right now to be prepared for an OSHA inspection.
Who will Benefit
- Tips on handling the inspection process with an enforcement-driven inspector
- How to handle requests (or demands) for documents and information
- The most important action you do not want to take with an inspector
- Best techniques to prepare your site for inspection
- Documenting the inspection process
- OSHA violations and fines
- Your rights and responsibilities during the inspection
- Health and Safety Professionals
- Industrial Hygienists
- Hazardous Materials Specialists
- Plant Supervision and Management
- Human Resource Professionals
- Occupational Health staff in all industries
- Team Leads, Supervisors or Managers, especially in manufacturing industries
- Laboratory managers in academic, healthcare and similar industries
- Business owners of all industries
Throughout the years of OSHA enforcement and inspection has been a major area of activity and concern to employers. With political changes of political ideology constant changes in regulations, enforcement actions, agency targets and goals, as well as citation policies are changing. Inspections will continue and be a major concern to business and industry employers in the US.