What to Know About OSHA Workplace Safety Inspections

Submitted by Tech Support on Wed, 05/11/2022 - 13:10

For many industries, OSHA inspections are a fact of life--but that doesn't necessarily mean you'll know what to expect during your first inspection. Here's what to know and to be as prepared as possible.

When Does OSHA Inspect for Workplace Safety?

Although OSHA is responsible for ensuring the safety of every U.S. workplace, in most cases the organization doesn't constantly check in on your work. (The exception is industries designated "high hazard," which are required to have regular inspections.) Instead, specific events trigger an OSHA inspection:

  • Pre-incident investigations: These inspections happen in response to imminent dangers, like unsafe workplace practices that could lead to death.


What You Should Know About Bloodborne Pathogens

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 12/10/2019 - 03:12
The world is a messy and sometimes dangerous place. To keep your employees safe, happy, and comfortable, it's essential to understand all the requirements for avoiding specific incidents and health risks, especially when it comes to bloodborne pathogens. Here's everything you need to know, straight from OSHA requirements.

OSHA's Severe Violator Enforcement Program

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 05/20/2019 - 07:05
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration, known as OSHA, is in charge of enforcing safety regulations across every workplace in the country. However, it doesn't have the resources needed to monitor every single workplace. To help the process, it has created the Severe Violator Enforcement Program. This is directed toward workplaces that are more likely to have health and safety violations.

Mock OSHA Inspections Save Lives

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 04/15/2019 - 07:04
One of the best ways to solve a problem is to make sure it never becomes a problem in the first place. By implementing mock OSHA inspections and catching potential safety issues before they have time to get anyone hurt, you can do just that--and potentially save lives in the process. Here's everything you need to know about this simple but important solution.
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