“Knowing is Half the Battle” – What to Expect During an OSHA Inspection

Via the United States Department of Labor

G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero was one of my favorite television shows as a kid. Each episode of the cartoon concluded with a character stating that, “Knowing is half the battle.” To this day, I think that is a solid maxim on a number of levels. So, in the spirit of G.I. Joe, I have linked to the video above concerning the OSHA inspection process. The video, which was posted to YouTube by the U.S. Department of Labor on October 17, 2019, details the steps of, and procedures for, OSHA inspections.

Of course, the Arizona Division of Occupational Safety and Health (“ADOSH”) has jurisdiction over occupational safety and health issues within Arizona (with the exception of mining operations, Indian Reservations, and federal employees). But this jurisdiction is conferred through an approved plan with the U.S. Department of Labor and ADOSH’s compliance activities also consist of conducting unannounced inspections of Arizona workplaces to determine whether employers are complying with OSHA standards. Thus, the above video can still be informative for the Arizona business community.