Back to Surviving the OSHA Audit: Common Sense Solutions to Your Most Feared OSHA Compliance Issues
Imagine for a moment it's Monday morning. You’ve just arrived to work and you’re enjoying your first cup of coffee. Unexpectedly, you receive a call from the receptionist. OSHA has just arrived and they’d like to meet you to discuss a safety complaint they’ve received from an employee. Your day just got a little bit more complicated! So, what should you expect during the OSHA visit? What questions should you ask and perhaps more important, what should you avoid? What will OSHA want to see during their visit? Will they ask you for paperwork? Do you have that paperwork?
Within this book, respected OSHA consultant, David A. Casavant takes you behind the curtain and reveals exactly what happens during an OSHA inspection, rules for behavior during the audit and perhaps more importantly, what you can do now to comply with the often-complicated OSHA regulations. This essential guide simplifies complex regulatory law, provides commonsense strategies for compliance and should be included in every safety professional, risk manager, or attorney’s toolbox.
Author: David A. Casavant
Publisher: The OSHA Advisor
About the Author
David A. Casavant is an authorized OSHA trainer in both general industry and construction industries. He is a strong advocate of health and safety as a profit center for businesses. David serves as the program director for the Sustainable Workplace Alliance. He has provided expert witnessing, consulting, and training services in all 50 states and on 5 continents.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Who Is OSHA?
Chapter 2: Am I Covered by OSHA?
Chapter 3: OSHA Standards
Chapter 4: Why Would OSHA Visit My Company?
Chapter 5: Filing a Complaint with OSHA
Chapter 6: Can I Predict What OSHA Would Target If They Visited?
Chapter 7: Can You Deny OSHA Entry to Your Worksite?
Chapter 8: What to Expect during the OSHA Visit
Chapter 9: The Three Phases of an OSHA Audit
Chapter 10: You've Got Mail! Your Fines and Citations
Chapter 11: The Informal Conference: Timing Is Critical
Chapter 12: Significant and Severe Violators
Chapter 13: Negotiation Strategies to Reduce (or Eliminate)
Chapter 14: The Abatement Process
Chapter 15: Understanding Affirmative Defenses, Unpreventable Employee Misconduct, and Isolated Events
Chapter 16: Weak Excuses That You Should Avoide
Chapter 17: Showing Good Faith and Due Diligence as a Strategy
Chapter 18: The Four Critical Elements of the Injury and Illness Prevention Program
Chapter 19: Road Map to Success
Chapter 20: How Does OSHA View Safety Incentive Programs?
Chapter 21: Safety Can Be a Profit Center: Prove It!
Chapter 22: Benchmarking Your Way to a Safer Workplace
Chapter 23: Helpful Compliance Programs and Specialists
Chapter 24: Useful Extras
Chapter 25: Common Health and Safety Definitions
About the Author
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