An unexpected visit from a government regulator such as the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is often unwelcome—and unsettling, too. If you have taken the time to prepare for an OSHA inspection, however, it need not be traumatic.
Advance planning and preparation not only make the inspection proceed without difficulty, but also allow you to be in control. Plus, being prepared may make a good impression on the inspector, which could lead to being cited for fewer violations.
OSHA inspectors typically want to review several documents that you may be required to keep at your facility:
Your company’s Injury and Illness Prevention Plan and all supporting documentation
OSHA Log 300
Emergency and fire plans
Respiratory protection plan
Hearing conservation program
Hazard communication program
Material Safety Data Sheets
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