Are You Prepared for a REP OSHA Inspection?

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently published a new regional emphasis program (REP) for warehouses, outside storage and distribution yards in region three (Pennsylvania, Maryland, Washington D.C., Delaware, Virginia and West Virginia).

The focus of the new REP is identifying hazards that may be associated with powered industrial trucks (PITs), storage racking systems, egress/fire suppression and hazardous energy control. This REP comes after a rash of significant injuries while utilizing this equipment.

Affected Industries

The REP focuses on warehousing, storage, and distribution yard operations with emphasis on the following industries (if you are a part of the corresponding NAICS code, you are included in this REP):

What OSHA Is Looking For/Preparation Tips

Through this new program, OSHA will conduct site visits and request several pieces of key information. Your business should be prepared if an OSHA representative comes to your facility. It is key that documents are ready when requested.

Here’s what to expect as OSHA completes this process:

There are several key steps your organization can take to prepare for your participation in the REP. These steps include:

RCM&D  can offer your business additional assistance to help guide your mitigation steps. Our risk consulting team can tour your facility and point out what corrective actions should be taken before your OSHA representative’s arrival.


Now is the time to prepare for an OSHA REP Inspection. Contact an RCM&D advisor today to schedule your risk assessment and ensure you are prepared for your Inspection.