OSHA Inspection Manual, 5th Edition



Periodically, food industry establishments are subject to inspection by the Federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration or its state counterparts causing internal confusion about what to expect and what to do! The results of an OSHA inspection can lead to civil fines, adverse publicity, abatement proceedings, and, in some cases, criminal proceedings. It is extremely important, therefore, to be familiar with OSHA’s authority and its inspection procedures, and to deal effectively with OSHA compliance officers.

This 314-page guide is ideal for those in a position to plan and oversee an OSHA complaint safety program, and can be used immediately for OSHA inspections, violations, penalties and citations.  This updated manual discusses pre-inspection procedures, types of violations and penalties, Food Industry SIC Codes, a list of OSHA standards and Emergency Action Plans.  Armed with these details, you can develop your own set of procedures for dealing effectively with OSHA.

From Oct. 2012 to Sept. 2013:

  • Commerical Bakeries received 311 citations from 82 inspections, paying $508,927 million in federal fines.
  • Supermarkets paid $492,461 in federal fines for violations found in 71 inspections.
  • Warehouse Clubs and Supercenters rang up $89, 949 in federal fines.
  • Full-Service Restaurants forked over $101,274 to the Federal Government .

About OFW Law

The Washington, DC, law firm of OFW Law is the nation’s premier FDA and USDA law firm, serving clients before federal agencies, courts, and Congress. Founded in 1979 as Olsson and Frank, P.C., and known for many years as OFW,  the lawyers and Senior Policy Advisors at OFW Law have built a solid reputation for depth and expertise. Providing legal and bipartisan government affairs representation to companies and trade associations in the food, drug, medical device, and agricultural industries, they work to remove obstacles that their our clients face.

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