This topic covers audits, which are a means to monitor safety and health performance, as well as compliance with OSHA and other regulatory standards.
OSHA does not have a regulation specific to employer audits of their workplaces; however, information gained from an audit can help a business recognize the positive results of safety and health programs and policies, identify and correct hazards before they cause accidents or illnesses, feel confident that the company will fare well in the event of an OSHA inspection, and reduce exposure to liability and litigation.
For related resources and training materials, refer to the following topics:
- PPE—General for information on requirements for workplace hazard assessments
- Inspections for information on workplace inspections carried out by OSHA