While the compliance officer does not have the authority to issue citations or penalties, the final authority lies with the OSHA area director. Should OSHA choose to issue citations and financial penalties, you should expect correspondence within a few weeks. OSHA must generally issue citations within six months of the occurrence of any violations.
This post will highlight the steps you must take after you receive an OSHA citation on penalties and violations found during your inspection.
Our last blog discussed how to prepare for an OSHA inspection with 8 essential tips to follow.
This blog will cover the three stages of an OSHA inspection.
- Opening conference
- Facility walk-through
- Closing conference.
Generally, OSHA inspections concentrate on the most hazardous areas found in the workplace. Industrial facilities and construction work sites, for example, are more likely to be inspected than an office building. OSHA normally conducts inspections without advance notice.