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October 1999

OSHA Says It Won’t Routinely Request Employers’ Voluntary Self-Audits

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For several years OSHA has had the right to obtain employers’ self-audits. In some instances OSHA inspectors have routinely demanded voluntary self-audits at the outset of an inspection, using the road map to investigate possible violations, and if found, classify them as willful. On October 6, 1999 (and finalized on July 28, 2000) OSHA announced that it will no longer do so. BUT BEWARE. OSHA may still demand self-audits if it independently suspects a violation.