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Receiving proper identification of the OSHA compliance officer prior to an inspection of the premises and being given the reason for the inspection. • Having an opening and closing conference with the compliance officer. • Accompanying the compliance officer on the inspection tour. • Filing a Notice of Contest with the OSHA area director within 15 working days of receipt of citations. • Being assured of the confidentiality of any trade secrets observed by the OSHA compliance officer during an inspection.
Before going on-site the compliance officer reviews files in the OSHA office on the establishment, the nature of the business, the operations and processes, and the OSHA standards likely to apply. They may gather equipment necessary to test for health and safety hazards. Most OSHA inspections begin with the compliance officer announcing his or her presence to the employer, presenting official credentials and asking to meet with the appropriate employer representative. Making unannounced visits like this forces facility management to be in a position of having to respond immediately to the inspector’s requests.
Try to determine a route that will take OSHA past your best work areas. 9. If the OSHA inspector is announced, managers and supervisors should be alerted to the person’s arrival and the likelihood that an inspection tour will follow. Supervisors should be told that any written documents will be provided, if requested, only by the local management OSHA coordinator. 10. Instruct team members to answer truthfully any questions from OSHA. In response to questions from OSHA, provide only facts, not opinions, speculation or guesses.