Regarding inspections, what should I keep in mind as an employer?

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What to keep in mind as an employer 


  • Have a person knowledgeable in safety and health accompany the compliance officer to take notes regarding the alleged violations. Since no citations or penalties are issued at the time of an inspection, note taking during an inspection is useful in beginning the abatement process before the citations are received by mail.

  • Some apparent violations detected by the compliance officer can be corrected immediately. When they are corrected on the spot, the compliance officer records such corrections to help in judging the employer's good faith in compliance. 

  • During the closing conference, you may want to produce records to show compliance efforts and to provide information that can help CONN-OSHA determine the time needed to abate an alleged violation.

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