OSHA’s Agenda for 2019

OSHA’s Agenda for 2019 With so much recent talk of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) rescinding regulations, Walden is taking this opportunity to review OSHA’s primary agenda items for 2019 with regard to general industry facilities and inspections. There are approximately 2,000 OSHA inspectors nationwide.  Approximately 65% of OSHA inspections are programmed, i.e…. Read More

What is the Importance of Record Keeping?

Now that the stress and uncertainty of an inspection (and any resulting violations) are behind you, it’s time to ensure your record keeping system is fully optimized. Clear, consistent, and organized records are important for maintaining compliance and avoiding future issues. While some regulations require you to keep records for a certain number of years,… Read More

What To Do If You Get A Violation

Inspection violations come in a variety of formats. In most cases, if it is a minor first violation and you take the necessary steps to correct the issue, you won’t receive a fine. If you do receive a fine for a first time offense, it will likely be minimal. Because of this, you probably will… Read More

What to do When Government Visits: Post-Inspection

The period after your inspection is complete is the perfect time to take a deep breath, get organized, and prepare for the next inspection. The following tasks are best done immediately after your inspection while the information is still fresh. The longer you wait, the less likely you are to accurately recall everything that happened…. Read More

What to do When an Inspector Shows Up

The moment you’ve been preparing for is finally here: government inspector has arrived at your facility to determine if you are compliant with their agency’s regulations. Luckily, if you’ve done the work of knowing what regulations apply to you and prepared both your employees and your facility, there’s no reason to panic.Follow these steps of… Read More

Pre-Planning and Preparation for an Inspection

Regardless of whether government inspections are scheduled or unannounced, they are inevitably a source of stress for facility owners. If you’re unprepared, you could leave your facility vulnerable to costly violations and more frequent inspections in the future. And even if you think you’re prepared, chances are there’s still some aspect of the process you’ll… Read More