Natural Stone Institute Introduces New OSHA Checklist
Natural Stone Institute
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Oberlin, OH, June 4, 2019— The Natural Stone Institute has released a new safety checklist designed to help fabricators prepare for an OSHA inspection. Titled “Be Prepared for an OSHA Inspection,” this document contains a summary of the most frequently cited standards following inspections of fabricator worksites by OSHA. Standards are organized into four broad categories:
- Postings (signage, policies, etc.)
- General Workplace
- Safety and Health Training
The goal of this document is to offer fabricators advance notice on what OSHA is likely to ask about and look for when they inspect a stone fabrication shop. It acts as a companion piece to a longer OSHA Inspection Planning Checklist that provides an overview of policies and items that need to be prepared in advance of an OSHA inspection. Both free downloadable documents can be found at www.naturalstoneinstitute.org/safety.
About the Natural Stone Institute
The Natural Stone Institute is a trade association representing every aspect of the natural stone industry. The current membership exceeds 2,000 members in over 50 nations. The association offers a wide array of technical and training resources, professional development opportunities, regulatory advocacy, and networking events. Two prominent publications—the Dimension Stone Design Manual and Building Stone Magazine—raise awareness within the natural stone industry and in the design community for best practices and uses of natural stone. Learn more at www.naturalstoneinstitute.org.