OSHA Inspections

What are my rights during an inspection?

When the OSHA inspector arrives, workers and their representatives have the right to talk privately with the OSHA inspector before and after the inspection. A worker representative may also go along on the inspection. Where there is no union or employee representative, the OSHA inspector must talk confidentially with a reasonable number of workers during the course of the investigation.

Form the following


OSHA Jurisdiction:

  • Covers private sector employers
  • Excludes self-employed, family farm workers, and government workers (except in State Plan states)
  • Approves and monitors 28 State Plan states which cover private and public sector employees.
  • Assists Federal Agency Programs

OSHA Inspections:

  • Conducted without advance notice
  • On-site inspections, or Phone/Fax investigations
  • Highly-trained compliance officers

Inspection Priorities:

  • Imminent danger
  • Catastrophes / fatalities
  • Worker complaints and referrals
  • Targeted inspections - high injury/illness rates, severe violators
  • Follow-up inspections

Time is of the essence to begin the Abatement Process. Contact us immediately