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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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