WASHINGTON - The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued two new fact sheets. The first fact sheet, titled "OSHA Inspections," lists agency inspection priorities, explains phone/fax investigations, details the step-by-step process of an on-site inspection, describes how results are handled, and tells how employers can appeal OSHA citations and penalties.

"OSHA's Role When a Worker Dies on the Job" provides details on employer responsibilities for reporting fatalities, describes specific agency steps in investigating workplace deaths, and notes agency assistance available for families of deceased workers.

For more information, visit www.osha.gov.

Publication date: 01/12/2004