OSHA Inspections Preparation and Response 2nd Edition
OSHA Inspections: Preparation and Response (2nd Edition)

OSHA Inspections: Preparation and Response (2nd Edition UPDATED)

This reference guide, written by former USDOL/OSHA Assistant Area Director Rick Kaletsky, is a must-have resource on employer rights and responsibilities when dealing with what some might perceive as an adversarial OSHA relationship. It discusses how to:

  • Develop and implement an effective safety program that complies with OSHA standards
  • Proactively prepare for an inspection
  • Respond in the event of a citation
  • Use this resource to ensure you’ve addressed all safety issues prior to a compliance inspection

Filled with useful information that only an OSHA compliance officer could provide — plus an extensive self-inspection checklist and useful lists of contacts for health and safety-related information — this 2016 update provides practical and in-depth coverage of the issues relevant to safety professionals, loss prevention specialists, consultants, managers, attorneys, or any organization that aims to maintain a safer and more healthful work environment.

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Table of Contents

Introduction: The Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Part 1: Preparing for OSHA

  1. Top to Bottom
  2. Responsibility and Authority
  3. Accountability and Evaluation of Management
  4. Employee Awareness, Acceptance, and Participation
  5. Attitude, Behavior, Motivation, and Philosophy
  6. Engineering, Education, and Enforcement
  7. Resources, Library, Audiovisuals, and Instruments
  8. Everywhere, Everybody, Everything, and Every Minute
  9. Inventory and Control
  10. General Program and Policies
  11. Specific Programs Required by OSHA
  12. Personal Protective Equipment
  13. Preventive Maintenance
  14. Safety and Health Committees
  15. Accident Investigation
  16. Injury and Illness Records and Reports
  17. Setting Priorities
  18. Training and Education
  19. Progressive Discipline
  20. Handouts and Postings
  21. Signs, Labels, and Tags
  22. Inspections
  23. Incentives
  24. Employee Assistance Programs and Wellness Programs
  25. Medical Case Management and Return to Work, Including Ergonomics
  26. Job Hazard Analysis
  27. OSHA Visit Action Plan

Part 2: Responding to OSHA

  1. The OSHA Visit: Arrival and Entry
  2. The Opening Conference
  3. The Walkaround
  4. The Closing Conference
  5. Citation Remedies: The Informal Conference and the Contest
  6. Defenses to Citations


  1. Selected Safety and Health Organizations and Associations
  2. Selected Federal Safety and Health Agencies
  3. Selected Safety and Health Internet Mailing Lists
  4. Selected Safety and Health Web Sites
  5. Self-Inspection Checklist
  6. OSHA Offices
  7. Major Topics and Where to Find Them in Federal OSHA Standards


Formats: Hardcover
Dimensions: 6"x9"
Pages: 472
Copyright date: 2012
Illustrated: No
Product #: 12027-0000
ISBN: 978-0-87912-318-5
Suggested retail price: $136.05

Companion Video

Walk-Thru Safety Inspection VideoBe sure to check out the companion video Walk-Thru Safety Inspection: Through the Eyes of an OSHA Compliance Officer. This classic video highlights a variety of specific and potential hazards and abatement methods, giving you and your students a first-hand look at what to expect during a routine inspection. (The video is not available as a desk copy.)

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Praise for the Book

"Rick Kaletsky's book is comprehensive, detailed, and 'Real World.' It should be part of every safety professional's reference shelf, especially for those that have responsibility for OSHA compliance."

Paul W. Gills, CSP, ALCM, ARM; Former Region XI Vice President, American Society of Engineers; Assistant Vice President, Loss Control, Alea North America Insurance Company

"This step-by-step guide to the on-site inspection process and follow-up leaves nothing to chance."

M. Lance Miller, CAE, Executive Vice President, Metal Treating Institute

"The author knows his subject thoroughly. Both parts offer complete treatments of the subjects addressed. I recommend the book for the safety, health or technical professional."

Morton Corn, Ph.D.; Professor Emeritus, School of Hygiene and Public Health, Johns Hopkins University