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2nd Edition

Surviving an OSHA Audit
A Management Guide

  • Available for pre-order. Item will ship after December 18, 2020
ISBN 9780367650742
December 18, 2020 Forthcoming by CRC Press
272 Pages 20 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Hailed on its first publication as a masterly account detailing a roadmap for compliance with workplace standards, regulations, and rules, Surviving an OSHA Audit: A Management Guide, Second Edition, is specifically designed for managers and other professionals who seek to provide a safe work environment. It also serves as a helpful reference for those who want to keep OSHA from repeatedly knocking on the door and issuing citations that can be both embarrassing and expensive. Completely revised and updated with eight important chapters added, emphasis is placed on compliance through vigilance and proper work practices. With compliance in mind it is important to recognize that OSHA regulations, standards, or rulings are not static; they continue to be revised over time. This new edition highlights those areas of regulation that have changed as well as those that are still current and relevant.


  • Fully updated to reflect the most up-to-date changes in regulation.
  • Presents numerous practical examples throughout.
  • Examines the importance of and best practices for recordkeeping protocols.

This book is an excellent resource and guide relevant to a broad audience, including academia, legal professionals, workplace managers, safety professionals, students, and administrators at all levels.

Table of Contents

Setting the Stage. Compliance Requirements. Recordkeeping Requirements. Personal Protective Equipment. Hazard Communication Program. OSHA’s Laboratory Standard. Complying with Confined Space Entry. Complying with Respiratory Protection Standard. Complying with Hazardous Noise Standard. Complying with Lockout/Tagout. Complying with First Aid & Thermal Hazards Requirements. Complying with Electrical Safety. Complying with Fire, Welding, and Hot Work. Complying with Excavation Safety. Complying with Emergency Response and Process Safety. Complying with Machine Guarding. Complying with Rigging and Material Handling Safety. Complying with Bloodborne Pathogens. Complying with Ergonomics. Index.

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Frank R. Spellman is a retired assistant professor of Environmental Health at Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Va. and author of over 60 books. Spellman has been cited in more than 400 publications; serves as a professional expert witness; incident/accident investigator for the U.S. Department of Justice and a private law firm; and consults on Homeland Security vulnerability assessments (VAs) for critical infrastructure including water/wastewater facilities nationwide. Dr. Spellman lectures on sewage treatment, water treatment and homeland security and health and safety topics throughout the country and teaches water/wastewater operator short courses at Virginia Tech (Blacksburg, VA). He holds a BA in public Administration; BS in Business Management; MBA; Master of Science, MS, in Environmental Engineering and PhD Environmental Engineering.