Acing OSHA Inspections: A Safety Manager's Checklist For Walkarounds
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OSHA inspections can pop up unexpectedly, and penalties have recently increased by nearly 80%! If your organization is unprepared for an OSHA inspection, things could get serious and expensive very quickly.
The key to passing an OSHA inspection is to have a process in place that assures that your organization is prepared for all of the foreseen and unforeseen things that can unfold. Step one is to review your OSHA inspection process or develop one if you do not already have one in place.
Join us when Adele Abrams, a seasoned safety lawyer, will provide you with a proven and practical approach to understanding the OSHA inspection process. She will give you a list of do’s and don’ts for before, during, and after an inspection.
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- Evaluate the OSHA inspection process
- Identify what triggers an OSHA inspection—serious injury, complaint, being in a high hazard industry, being high hazard employer, etc.
- Assess the potential implications and exposure from inspections triggered by whistleblower prosecutions
- Evaluate recent OSHA inspection focus areas as they apply to your organization
- Identify and prepare for site-specific and unexpected OSHA inspections
- Handle scenarios that result in negative and positive inspection outcomes
- Develop an OSHA inspection preparation plan that’s in place at all times that thoroughly addresses:
- roles and responsibilities
- step by step approaches for each phase of the inspection
- data and information that should be at hand
- clear procedures of the rights of all involved in the inspection including employees, the employer, and the inspector(s)
- Manage the actual beginning steps prior to the inspection effectively
- Ensure that all employer and worker rights are clearly understood and honored and the required process is followed by all parties during the inspection
- Handle the inspector’s requests for documents such as audits, training records, accident reports, and near-miss reports efficiently
- Effectively manage the closing conference, follow-up requests, and informal settlement discussions
- Handle employee interviews
- Document what the inspector documents through the use of notes, photographs and videos
- Dialogue and disagree with inspectors in a non-confrontational manner
- Develop strategies if the violations get nasty or confrontational
Adele Abrams, Esq.
Law Offices of Adele L. Abrams P.C.
Adele Abrams, Esq., CMSP, is an attorney, safety professional and firm president of the Law Offices of Adele L. Abrams P.C. who is recognized as a national expert on occupational safety and health. Ms. Abrams heads a ten-attorney firm that represents employers and contractors nationwide in OSHA and MSHA litigation, and provides safety and health training, auditing, and consultation services. She is a Certified Mine Safety Professional, and a Department of Labor–approved trainer. Ms. Abrams is on the adjunct faculty of Catholic University in Washington, DC, where she teaches employment and labor law.
Ms. Abrams is also a professional member of the American Society of Safety Engineers, and is co-author of several safety-related textbooks. She is chair of the National Safety Council’s Business & Industry Division committee on regulatory and legal affairs. She is admitted to the Bars of MD, DC and PA, as well as multiple federal courts including the US Supreme Court.
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