What an Ohio Oil and Gas Producer or Affiliated Industry Company Needs to Know About an OSHA Inspection
A recent well publicized Ohio fatality highlights the simple truth that the oil and gas industry can be a dangerous business. This has been recognized by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, better known as OSHA, which is charged with making sure that all workers perform their work in as safe an environment as possible. Historically sporadic enforcement of OSHA standards in the Ohio oil and gas industry may be coming to an end. This bulletin explains the information you need to know to be prepared for your company’s next OSHA inspection.
The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 authorizes OSHA to conduct inspections and otherwise make sure that employers provide a safe and healthy work environment. In most cases, OSHA does not provide advance notice of an inspection – and, even when it does, the notice will typically be less than 24 hours.