Federal OSHA Inspections: The Key Steps to Successfully Prep For a Visit from Safety Inspectors
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As most EHS professionals know, a key component of the federal OSHA compliance and enforcement program is the inspection process. Although OSHA has a strong commitment to inspections, it is not possible for the agency to inspect all 7 million workplaces it covers annually; therefore, its investigators must prioritize among imminent danger situations, fatalities/catastrophes, complaints, referrals, follow-ups, and planned/programmed investigations.
Right now, OSHA continues to hone in on companies and industries with high injury rates, in addition to placing a strong emphasis on OSHA recordkeeping. There is also increased focus on training, fall protection, IIPP, and heat illness programs.
Understanding the key components of the inspection program like the prioritization hierarchy above, as well as how the actual inspection process works, an employer's rights in all phases of the process including the appeals process, and other important elements are critical for success. In the final analysis the key elements for success are understanding the entire process and being prepared for all possible inspection contingencies-before, during, and after.
Join us for an in-depth webinar when our presenter, a seasoned safety lawyer, who has helped many companies development a comprehensive federal OSHA inspection preparation process, will lay out the necessary steps to keep you in the driver's seat during an inspection.
You and your colleagues will learn:
- The inspection prioritization component that OSHA uses for inspections
- The top five violations OSHA has cited in the last several years
- What your organization should have in place at all times to be prepared for an inspection
- The steps OSHA compliance inspectors must follow during an inspection
- How to appropriately participate actively (and passively) in an inspection
- Strategies for handling requests for documents such as audits, accident investigations, and near-miss reports
- How to best handle questions and interviews, especially those with employees
- Your rights as an employer during an inspection, and how can you protect your rights especially if they have impacted
- Strategic ways to handle the opening and closing conferences
- Proven strategies for responding to citations, informal negotiations, and the formal appeals process
- Ways to identify and evaluate resources to help you develop a comprehensive federal OSHA inspection preparation program
About your presenter:
Adele Abrams, Esq., CMSP, is an attorney and safety professional who is recognized as a national expert on occupational safety and health. She 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. She 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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