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2nd Edition

Surviving an OSHA Audit
A Management Guide

ISBN 9780367650742
Published December 18, 2020 by CRC Press
260 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

Chapter 1 Setting the Stage Chapter 2 Compliance Requirements Chapter 3 Recordkeeping Requirements Chapter 4 Personal Protective Equipment Chapter 5 Hazard Communication Program Chapter 6 Laboratory Safety Compliance Chapter 7 Complying with Confined Space Entry Chapter 8 Complying with Respiratory Protection Standard Chapter 9 Complying with Hazardous Noise Standard Chapter 10 Complying with Lockout/Tagout Chapter 11 Complying with First Aid and Thermal Hazards Requirements Chapter 12 Complying with Electrical Safety Chapter 13 Complying with Fire, Welding, and Hot Work Requirements Chapter 14 Excavation Safety Chapter 15 Complying with Emergency Response and Process Safety Chapter 16 Complying with Machine Guarding Chapter 17 Complying with Rigging and Material Handling Safety Chapter 18 Bloodborne Pathogens Chapter 19 Ergonomics

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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.