“When OSHA knocks, workplace safety
and health inspections are serious business for employers
– rooted in statute in the federal Occupational Safety
and Health Act. Safety professionals, industry associations,
labor law attorneys and others who advise companies
say the best preparation for an OSHA inspection is
diligence and advance planning.”
“The objective of the Mock OSHA inspection is to
identify safety program deficiencies and hazards.
Corrective action can then be taken prior to a serious
injury or a costly OSHA citation. Injuries can cause
personal suffering, increased workers’ compensation
costs, overtime costs, and reduced morale. Serious
violations can bring fines of up to $7,000 each. Repeat
offenses can cost up to 10 times the first-offense
fine. Willful offenses (blatant disregard for OSHA
rules) can cost up to $70,000 each. A single OSHA
Inspection can cost tens of thousands of dollars in
One of the best tips is to incorporate a good safety
plan into your company's everyday operations.
"If you have a formal safety plan, follow OSHA
rules, train your employees in safety practices, discipline
those who don't work safely, and frequently conduct
your own safety inspections, you will avoid costly
accidents and have less to fear from an OSHA visit”.
Let Safety Transportation Services
partner with your organization in reducing possible
Workers' compensation claims.