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When it comes to safety, inspections are your first line of defense against an unsafe workplace. There are actually three types of workplace inspections: inspections that Oregon OSHA compliance officers do, inspections that Oregon OSHA consultants do, and inspections that you and your employees do. 

In the long run, the inspections that you and your employees do are the most important. All workplaces – including equipment and work processes – must be inspected by a qualified person as often as necessary to keep the employees safe. Quarterly inspections by employees trained in hazard recognition are a good way to get the job done.

If your business has a safety committee, the committee must establish procedures for conducting workplace safety and health inspections. People trained in hazard identification must conduct the inspections at least quarterly – and as often as necessary at mobile locations.

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    • SB592 Inspections and Penalties
      In 2023, the Oregon State Legislature passed Senate Bill 592 that brought about changes to how Oregon OSHA assesses penalties and introduced a new type of inspection. In this video, we’ll give a brief overview of these legislative and administrative rule changes.
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    • SB592 Inspecciones y Sanciones
      SB592 Inspections and Penalties
      En 2023, la Legislatura del Estado de Oregón aprobó el Proyecto de Ley del senado 592 que introdujo cambios en la forma en que Oregon OSHA evalúa las sanciones e introdujo un nuevo tipo de inspección. En este vídeo, daremos una breve descripción de estos cambios legislativos.
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