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Many builders work in fear of an impromptu OSHA inspection. OSHA regulations are complex, and even builders who make a genuine effort to comply may not have sufficient resources to meet all OSHA requirements. Consequently, an inspector is bound to discover at least one violation during a surprise visit. Many citations are prompted, however, not by blatant violations, but by a failure to have the proper documentation on site, and by actions taken during the inspection itself. Here are some steps you should take to prepare for the day when an OSHA inspector shows up unannounced on your job site. Be sure OSHA posters are displayed on each site in a location where employees can easily see them. Failure