New video provides general overview of OSHA’s inspection process

Outlines what to expect during opening conference, walkaround, closing conference

Posted October 21, 2019

OSHA recently released a short video that provides a general overview of its inspection process and discusses how the Agency is helping to protect workers from hazards in the workplace.

The video opens with an explanation of reasons an OSHA inspection may be conducted:

  • Imminent danger situations
  • Worker fatalities
  • Hospitalizations, amputations, or losses of an eye
  • Worker complaints
  • Referrals
  • Targeted inspections of high hazard industries
  • Follow-up inspections

The video then outlines what to expect during the opening conference, the walkaround (including questions commonly asked of employees during this process), and the closing conference, as well as possible steps to take if a citation is issued.

A Spanish version of the video also is available.

This article was written by Rachel Krubsack of J. J. Keller & Associates, Inc.

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