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Document ID (ISN)108319
CIS number 08-784
ISSN - Serial title 0029-7909 - Occupational Hazards
Year 2008
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Poole P.
Title When OSHA knocks
Bibliographic information Feb. 2008, Vol.70. No.2, p.59-62. Illus.
Abstract This article offers advice to employers on how to react in case of an unannounced OSHA inspection: restrict admittance until management personnel are on site; determine the reason for the inspection; in cases where the inspection is the result of a complaint, insist on being given a copy of the complaint; distinguish whether the inspection is related to safety or industrial hygiene; identify inspections aimed at protecting employees having filed a complaint; designate an employee representative; limit the scope of an inspection if possible; have injury and illness logs ready for review; take the same photographs and videos as the OSHA inspector; have company representatives be present during OSHA interviews and debrief other employees after the interviews; protect trade secrets; remember your right to refuse an inspection without a warrant.
Descriptors (primary) public OSH institutions; role of management; labour inspection; legal aspects
Descriptors (secondary) labour inspectors; USA; information of personnel; role of labour inspection; safety checks; labour-management relations
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Generalities
Broad subject area(s) General safety, health and conditions of work
Browse category(ies) Labour inspection