Q: My OSHA Consultant says if an OSHA Inspector comes to my office that the Inspector cannot inspect the office without making an appointment with my consultant and that my consultant must be present during the inspection. What is your opinion?
A: My opinion – your OSHA Consultant is an idiot. OSHA Inspectors are not required to make appointments with consultants prior to an inspection or wait for the consultant to be present before conducting the inspection. As a courtesy most OSHA Inspectors will contact the consultant after the inspection to discuss finding, reports, citations, request documentation or provide suggestions for improvement but are not required to do so by law.