“Someone from OSHA is here to look around.”
You can never be too ready to hear these words.
Whether there’s been an incident – and you were thus expecting a visit from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) – or not, these inspections are normally conducted without formal advance notice. And that can be a little … unsettling.
Despite the surprise nature of OSHA visits, you can and should prepare your management team ahead of time for the possibility of playing host to one of their compliance officers – even if you have an excellent workplace safety program.