“Hello, we are from the government, and we are here to conduct an investigation.”

A quick flash of the Compliance Safety and Health Officer’s (CSHO) credentials, and we’re off. What happens next? Fines? Citations? Abatements? More than likely, all of those.

What can a company official expect when OSHA comes knocking at the door? Do you have a backup plan in place if your safety manager is not onsite? Being caught unprepared can cause an inspection to cost you plenty of money in fines, in addition to the impact on your organization's reputation and credibility. 

In this course, we will take an in-depth look at the entire process of an OSHA inspection:

  • What Can Trigger An Inspection
  • Arrival and Presentation of Credentials
  • Opening Conference
  • Walkaround and Interviews
  • Closing Conference 
  • Inspection Results
  • Informal Conference and Inspection Appeals
  • Re-Inspections

 Beyond the process, we will also cover a variety of objectives that will greatly benefit your organization:

  • Having a plan (and a backup plan) for an inspection
  • What to include in your "inspection kit"
  • Information to discuss with the inspector
  • Types of records the inspector may want to see
  • Documenting scenes and compliance issues
  • Types of inspections
  • Common mistakes to avoid
  • Preparing post-inspection documentation

Know how to protect your workers and your organization during a visit. You'll learn how OSHA applies to a company's constitutional rights of search and seizure, warrants, interviews, and employee rights. Gain an understanding of the exceptions to the 4th Amendment in regards to consent and plain-view, and how they play into the inspection process. You'll leave this course with valuable strategies to reduce the risk of possible fines that can be associated with an OSHA inspection. 

All attendees who successfully complete the course will receive a coupon for $100 off a Mock OSHA Inspection and Audit. You and your team will have the opportunity to practice your new skills onsite at your facility, while also getting a detailed report of where you stand on OSHA compliance. (Students must book and complete the service within six months of completing the course, can only be used once). 

You are eligible to receive continuing education credits for this training. Following completion of this course, send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and include these details in your message: full name, date(s) of the course, name of course, and type of credit you wish to apply for. Once you submit your information to NESC, we will follow up with an electronic certificate, reflecting proof of completion of the course, that you can use to submit to the organization applicable for the credit you are in need of.

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How to Manage and Prepare for an OSHA Inspection

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