After the opening conference, the compliance officer and the representatives will conduct a walkaround of the workplace, inspecting for hazards that could lead to worker injuries or illnesses.
During the walkaround, compliance officers may point out violations that can be corrected immediately. These hazards still have to be cited, but quick correction is a sign of good faith on the company’s part. The compliance officer will also review worksite injury and illness records and the posting of the official OSHA poster.
After the walkaround, the compliance officer will hold a closing conference with the company and the worker representatives to discuss the findings.