The Natural Stone Institute has released a new safety checklist designed to help fabricators prepare for an OSHA inspection. Titled “Be Prepared for an OSHA Inspection,” this document contains a summary of the most frequently cited standards following inspections of fabricator worksites by OSHA.

Standards are organized into four categories: Postings (signage, policies, etc.); General Workplace; Recordkeeping; and Safety and Health Training.

The goal of the document is to offer fabricators advance notice on what OSHA is likely to ask about and look for when they inspect a stone fabrication shop. It acts as a companion piece to a longer OSHA Inspection Planning Checklist that provides an overview of policies and items that need to be prepared in advance of an OSHA inspection. Both documents are free to download at www.naturalstoneinstitute.org.