Surviving an OSHA Inspection - Dos and Don’ts
This webinar will provide you practical tips on handling the OSHA inspection process with an inspector.
You will learn about the types of inspection, the tools you can use, what information to discuss with an
OSHA inspector, what records to show and about your rights and responsibilities.
Why Should You Attend:
Are you prepared for an inspection? Do you know what to do and what not to when an inspector
shows up at your door? Who should escort the inspector and what sort of information should you
share with them? Not being prepared with the right answers can cause an OSHA inspection to cost you
plenty of money in fines, not to mention the damage to your organization’s image and credibility.
Join us for this 60-minute webinar when our safety expert will address handling inspections, safety
complaints and investigations, enforcement actions, and inspector requests for documents during and
following an inspection or investigation.
This webinar will present some simple and effective steps that you can take to improve compliance
and reduce the likelihood of fines, and will provide you with tools you can use right now to be
prepared for an OSHA inspection.
Upon completion, participants should be able to:
Develop an inspection plan to prepare for an OSHA inspection.
Identify what sort of information to discuss with and OSHA inspector.
Know what records an OSHA inspector will want to see.
Identify the types of OSHA inspections.
Avoid the common mistakes made during an OSHA inspection.
Identify the phases of an OSHA inspection.
Under the current administration, federal regulatory agencies are being instructed to put more focus
on enforcement action and less on consultative assistance. This means citations are going up,
penalties are going up, the potential for criminal charges are going up, and you as the safety
professional become the target!
Areas Covered in the Seminar:
Tips on handling the inspection process with an enforcement-driven inspector.
Why it's dangerous to have a "I have nothing to hide" practice.
How to handle requests (or demands) for documents and information
The most important action you do not want to take with an inspector.
Strategies to prepare your worksite now to survive an inspection.
Being prepared with the records most often requested in an OSHA inspection.
OSHA violations and fines, and your rights and responsibilities.
Real world examples of citations and fines from OSHA inspections.
The “General Duty Clause Trap” and how to avoid it.
Who Will Benefit:
Health and Safety Professionals
Hazardous Materials Professionals
Operational Managers / Supervisors
Michael Lawrence, is principal of Summit Safety Technologies based in Long Beach, California.
Lawrence is an accomplished safety manager and has been training adult workers and safety
professionals for many years. He is a frequent speaker and is recognized for his expert knowledge of
safety regulations, safety management systems, business continuation planning, emergency
preparedness, and quality management systems.
Lawrence has over 30 years experience in safety management, technical training, instructional design,
and quality management, with skills that were honed during his 16 years in the semiconductor
manufacturing industry and 14 years in Naval Aviation. With over three decades of experience as a
frontline worker, supervisor, manager, and business owner, he brings a refreshing down-to-earth
approach in the effective sharing of knowledge and experience.
Lawrence is certified in Safety & Health Systems for Small Business, Instructional Design, and as a
Performance Based Equipment Trainer (PBET).