The Obama Administration has put the teeth back in OSHA's bite and even worse, many companies remain unprepared for a surprise visit from an OSHA inspector. Is your company one of them?
A visit from OSHA can be unwelcome and unsettling, but it need not be. By planning and preparing in advance, employers can minimize their discomfort over the pending inspection and obtain more control over the event. Would you know what to say and, even more importantly, what NOT to say in the event of a surprise inspection? Do you know your legal rights? Do you have a program in place for preparing for the inevitable drop-in before it happens? If so, that's great. But if you answered "no" to one or more of the above questions, Trinity Safety Group can help get you up to speed. Planning for an inspection in advance makes an inspection go more smoothly, allows you to be in control of the inspection, creates a positive impression on the inspector, and results in fewer violations. Our team of professionals will help your organization properly prepare for when OSHA comes knocking at the door.
Our comprehensive training will address a wide range of subject matter and help answer any questions you might have regarding an OSHA inspection, such as:
In theory, OSHA inspections do not need a reason to happen. Any organization can be visited at any time by an inspector who need not have any reason to show up except the fact that the workplace is covered by federal safety regulations.
If you have not had an OSHA inspection in many years (if ever), it may be tempting to be less than 100 percent rigorous about compliance with all OSHA rules. The effort to train new or transferred employees can be onerous, especially as other pressures increase in our stressed economy. But you should never assume that your employees are so skilled or knowledgeable that they donít need more training. And itís dangerous to assume that employees are so well protected that they would never report a potential violation or hazardous situation to OSHA.
To avoid unnecessarily triggering an inspection, and to be prepared should an inspection occur, you need an effective compliance plan. Fortunately, Trinity Safety Group possesses all the resources you need to develop an effective compliance plan, maintain a safe workplace, and prepare successfully for an OSHA inspection.
"...We have already made strides in our attempt to revise our overall safety culture. Our field personnel have been very receptive to the various site visits conducted by Trinity's trained professionals to date. Our management staff remains truly optimistic that we can overcome our dormant safety culture and achieve our ultimate goal of heightened safety awareness..."