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October 15, 2009

Top 10 Documents You'll Need When OSHA Arrives

SMG SAFETY ADVISOR:
When an OSHA inspector visits your jobsite, a funny Top 10 List won't get you very far. You need to prove that your company and employees are serious about safety. So, the most important thing to do before a compliance officer appears at your job trailer is to be prepared.

"They're going to ask to see your documentation, so you may as well be ready. Keeping an inspector waiting or making excuses is simply bad business," says Scott Spence, Manager of Business Development with Safety Management Group in Indianapolis. "Keeping your documentatoin in-line and available is a strong predictor of a company's overall safety program."

The experts at Safety Management Group have compiled a list and explanation of the "Top 10" documents and reports OSHA inspectors ask for when visiting construction sites. This short article will help you ensure you have the right information on hand when you need it. Read more here.