International Door & Operator Industry

SEP-OCT 2018

Garage door industry magazine for garage door dealers, garage door manufacturers, garage door distributors, garage door installers, loading docks, garage door operators and openers, gates, and tools for the door industry.

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V O L U M E 5 1 I S S U E 5 O C T O B E R 2 0 1 8 63 By Andrew Stergiou Continued on page ## ASSOCIATIONNEWS An OSHA inspection can happen at any time, so it's essential to always be ready. Knowing how to prepare your business for an OSHA inspection, and what to do if you receive an unscheduled visit, can make or break your success. What is OSHA? The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has a simple but broad-based mission to "assure safe and healthful working conditions for working men and women by setting and enforcing standards and by providing training, outreach, education, and assistance." If an OSHA inspector identifies health or safety issues, employers must correct them or face possible fines—or worse. With the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, Congress created OSHA to assure safe and healthful working conditions for working men and women by setting and enforcing standards and by providing training, outreach, education and assistance. Here are 6 ways to prepare for an OSHA inspection: 1. Assign a contact: Set up someone in your organization as the "point person" when an OSHA inspector comes to your door. That person needs to know where all company policies, procedures and documents are located. For a door company where multiple teams may be working at different jobsites, it's a good idea to train at least one or two managers or veteran employees to take on that role. 6 Ways V O L U M E 5 1 I S S U E 5 O C T O B E R 2 0 1 8 63 to Prep for an OSHA Inspection Continued on page 64

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