Every year, the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) inspects workplaces around the country for safety and occupational hazards. In 2017 alone, OSHA conducted 32,408 inspections – more than half of which were unprogrammed inspections.
There are six reasons OSHA might come knocking on the door. They are (in order of priority):
- imminent danger situations;
- severe injuries and illnesses;
- worker complaints;
- targeted inspections; and
- follow-up inspections.
Reprinted courtesy of Parker Rains, Construction Executive, a publication of Associated Builders and Contractors. All rights reserved.