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the OSHA inspection process is a combination of objective criteria and the compliance
officer's subjective judgment. While citations
must be based on actual conditions at the
worksite, a compliance officer's subjective
opinion of an employer may color how the
compliance officer assesses the potential
violation within OSHA's enforcement mandate. For example, if the compliance officer views the employer as diligent about its
safety and health program, it may be more
lenient than if the compliance officer views
the employer as one who makes the health
and safety of its employees a low priority.
While a current and comprehensive health
and safety program will go a long way in
demonstrating safety is a company priority, it is also important that the company's
representatives maintain a professional and
respectful demeanor throughout the inspection. This does not mean that an employer's
representative cannot ask questions, or state
a position contrary to the compliance officer's
position, but it should be done respectfully,
with reliance on verifiable factual information.

* Listen to, and respond to, employee
complaints
* Confirm prior citations remain corrected
* Designate an individual (or individuals) to
represent the company during the inspection process, and educate the designee
on the inspection process
When reviewing and updating its health
and safety program, an employer should
keep in mind that a written program alone
is insufficient, and make sure its training
programs are current, conducted within the
required frequency, and well documented.

These preventative steps can go a long
way towards ensuring compliance, and a
smoother inspection process.
If you would like further information about
the OSHA inspection process and how to
prepare for an inspection, you may contact
us directly.
McCarter & English is a law firm of approximately 400 lawyers with offices throughout
the mid-Atlantic and New England. Jane
and Tiffany advise employers on OSHA and
environmental matters.

Tips to Help Prepare
for an Inspection
The more prepared an employer is prior to
an inspection, the more likely the inspection
process is to go smoothly and have a good
outcome. An employer in the construction
industry can take the following steps to be
prepared for an inspection:
* Know the OSHA standards that apply to926329_Manafort.indd 1
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the worksite, with a special focus on the
most frequently cited construction standards. In Fiscal Year 2017 those were:
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Fleet Tracking with Telematics
Don’t Let Vibration Damages Shake You
Trenching and Excavation Safety
Preventing Runovers and Backovers in Work Zones and Construction Sites
If OSHA Knocks, How Do You Respond?
Diggers Mixers Fixers Golf Outing
2018 AGC/CT Industry Recognition Dinner
Connecticut Road Builder Association Dinner
YCF Yard Goat Baseball/BBQ & Fall Membership Meeting
OSHA-CCIA-ConnOSHA Annual Safety Alliance Conference & Press Conference
A Blue Light for Safety
“If You See Something, Say Something” Applies to More Than Homeland Security
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