Small Business Guide to
Handling OSHA Inspections
The NFIB Small Business Legal Center and Arent Fox, PLLC, have teamed together to create a guide that helps small business prepare for OSHA inspections and avoid citations. The handbook provides information about communicating and negotiating with OSHA and lists the type of information you will need for your inspection. The guide should not be considered a substitute for legal advice.
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In this OSHA guide you'll learn:
Why is OSHA inspecting you?
- Should you have an attorney?
- The importance of preparing
Step 1: Preparing for the inspection
- Why prepare?
- The employer's inspection goals
- Questions to consider in preparation
- Should an employer demand an inspection warrant?
- Should an employer designate a principal contact for an OSHA inspection?
Step 2: Negotiating ground rules in the opening conference
Step 3: Conducting the walk-around tour
Step 4: Gathering the information
Step 5: Communicating with OSHA
Step 6: Avoiding citations during post-inspection procedures