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This topic covers workplace inspections, which are OSHA’s primary method of ensuring that its safety and health standards are followed. Inspections can lead to citations and penalties if employers are not in compliance with applicable regulations. In states with their own occupational safety and health agencies, state agency officials, rather than federal OSHA inspectors, are responsible for conducting inspections.

29 CFR 1903 describes the rights and responsibilities of the employer with respect to inspections, violations, and abatement verification as well as the requirements for posting the OSHA notice and the availability of the Act, regulations, and standards for employee review.

This topic also covers OSHA’s requirements for self-inspections, as well as the Department of Transportation’s (DOT) self-inspection requirements for hazardous materials motor carriers.

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Interpretations Clarification of New Nonformal Complaint Process. 05/10/1995National
Directives 01/22/1999 - OSHA Credential Cards Program 07/22/2003National
Directives 02/25/2000 - Home-Based Worksites 07/22/2003National
Directives 02/26/1981 - STP 2.18 - Inspections and Investigations: Obtaining Warrants on an Ex Parte Basis and Prior to Attempting Entry 07/16/2003National
Directives 03/01/1991 - CPL 2.45B CH-2 - Changes to the Field Operation Manual (FOM) 07/22/2003National
Directives 09/26/1994 - CPL 2.103 - Field Inspection Reference Manual (FIRM) 07/22/2003National
Directives 10/30/1978 - PER 3.1 - Acceptance of Gratuities 07/08/2003National
Directives 10/30/1978 - STP 2.3 - Providing for Consultation in a State 18(b) Plan 07/09/2003National
Directives 11/05/2003 - IRT 01-00-016 - The IMIS Whistleblower User's Guide (PDF) 11/05/2003National
Regulations 29 CFR § 1903.12 Inspection not warranted; informal review  National
Regulations 29 CFR § 1903.3 Authority for inspection  National
Regulations 29 CFR § 1903.4 Objection to inspection  National
Regulations 29 CFR § 1903.5 Entry not a waiver  National
Regulations 29 CFR § 1903.6 Advance notice of inspections  National
Regulations 29 CFR § 1903.7 Conduct of inspections  National
Regulations 29 CFR § 1903.8 Representatives of employers and employees  National
Regulations 29 CFR § 1903.9 Trade secrets  National
Case Studies Can Statements Made to a Safety Inspector Be Used Against You in a Criminal Case?  National
Directives Communicating OSHA Fatality Inspection Procedures to a Victim’s Family [CPL 02-00-153] 04/17/2012National
Questions & Answers Do we need to inspect eye washes and safety showers, fire alarms, and emergency lighting monthly or annually? 04/21/2010National
Guidance Documents Employers Rights and Responsibilities Following an OSHA Inspection  National
Interpretations Federal Highway Administration Contract Language (Inspection-Right of Entry).[1975.1] 08/19/1992National
Policies Government Inspection Response Team  National
Interpretations Inspection guidance for calculating the number of employees at an inspeciton site. 09/24/2002National
Regulatory Analysis Inspections  National
Safety Slogans Inspections  National
Checklists OSHA Inspection Best Practices Checklist  National
Quizzes OSHA Inspections and Citations (PDF)  National
Guidance Documents OSHA Inspections Fact Sheet  National
How-To Guides OSHA Inspections, Citations and Proceedings  National
Toolbox Talks OSHA Inspections: What to Expect  National
Employee News Articles OSHA inspections—What to expect  National
Employee News Articles OSHA inspections—What to expect: QUIZ  National
Cartoons OSHA Inspector (JPG)  National
News OSHA revises walkaround worker representative regulations 04/03/2024National
Interpretations OSHA's system of inspection priorities.[1903] 09/22/1993National
Interpretations Safety and health inspections.(1960.25) 05/29/1992National
Guidance Documents Self-Inspection Schedule - Safety  National
Questions & Answers The regulatory reference 29 CFR 1910.37(a)(4) is used by OSHA to cite emergency lights that are not in proper working order at all times ... 05/30/2012National
Interpretations Using 1992 data to "program" inspections. 05/29/1997National
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