What To Do When OSHA Comes for a Chat
Is your business prepared for an OSHA inspection? OSHA inspectors are legendary for making surprise visits and issuing costly missives that can affect your operations and weigh heavily on your bottom line. At Gen-Tech Power Generation Specialists, we work hard to ensure our clients’ generator systems are good to go when the inspector comes to call. From prompt generator repair to thorough generator maintenance records, we’ll make sure the inspector doesn’t find faults with your power generator systems.
Preparing for an OSHA Inspection
You need to always make sure you have one point person who will take the lead during the visit. This designee should have detailed knowledge of the generator system, including service history and repairs.
Of course, that’s a lot of information, which is why the designated point person needs to be backed up with a team that includes a records manager. The records manager should keep the generator’s maintenance and repair logs handy and ready to go at all times.
If you have an in-house maintenance manager, this individual should also be present during the inspection. Combined with the document manager, this allows you to provide immediate, accurate information to the inspector.
You will also want to be sure to include any union liaisons on the team, especially if the inspection is due to an employee complaint or injury. Together, these four individuals can help facilitate a smooth and efficient inspection. They can also ensure that the rights of your employees and business operations are protected.
Preparing for the Inspection
An ounce of preparation is always better than the mountains of paperwork that can accompany negative inspection reports. We strongly recommend that you thoroughly assess previous inspection reports to ensure deficiencies have been addressed and corrected. Moreover, make sure that your documents manager has thorough documentation of all completed corrective actions.
We also recommend completing regular worksite inspections and promptly encouraging all staff to report any damage to the generator or associated systems. The sooner you know about an issue, the sooner you can correct it and protect the health and safety of your employees. In fact, establishing a consistent, proactive history of repairs and maintenance can go a long way toward protecting your business against fines and other penalties.
Finally, work closely with the maintenance team at Gen-Tech Power Generation Specialists. Our EGSA certified generator technicians and generator service plans can keep your generator systems in prime condition. We’ll make sure that all mechanical, safety, fuel, and other systems function within the established safe operating parameters. Most importantly, we’ll make sure you have the documentation required to establish that you have kept your systems in good working condition.
We encourage you to contact Gen-Tech Power Generation Specialists at (800) 625-8324 to learn more about the maintenance and generator repair services we offer. It’s our pleasure to tell you how our EGSA certified technicians strive to keep your systems in exceptional condition.