Reviewed Date: 01/22/2020
When an authorized government representative asks to review the records of the city/town, you must provide copies of the records within four business hours. 29 C.F.R. § 1904.40(a). The regulations, 29 C.F.R. § 1904.40(b)(1), provides that government representatives authorized to receive the records are:
- A representative of the Secretary of Labor conducting an inspection or investigation under the act;
- A representative of the Secretary of Health and Human Services (including the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health - NIOSH) conducting an investigation; and
- A representative of a state agency responsible for administering a state plan approved under the act (TOSHA).
Annually, the OSH Administration sends surveys to organizations in certain industries. If you receive such a survey, you must respond to the survey within 30 days or by the date stated in the survey. 29 C.F.R. § 1904.41(a). Additionally, the Bureau of Labor Statistics may periodically send out an Occupational Injuries and Illnesses Survey, which must be completed and returned promptly. 29 C.F.R. § 1904.42(a).