Conn. Agencies Regs. § 31-371-7 - Conduct of inspection
Current through August 18, 2021
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Sec. 31-371-7. Conduct of inspection
(a) Subject to the provisions of section 31-374 inspections shall take place at such times and in such places of employment as the Commissioner may direct. At the beginning of an inspection, Occupational Safety and Health Officers shall present their credentials to the owner, operator, or agent in charge at the establishment; explain the nature and purpose of the inspection; and indicate generally the scope of the inspection and the records specified which they wish to review.
(b) Occupational Safety and Health Officers shall have authority to take environmental samples and to take or obtain photographs related to the purpose of the inspection, employ other reasonable investigative techniques, and question privately any employer, owner, operator, agent or employee of an establishment.
(c) In taking photographs and samples, Occupational Safety and Health Officers shall take reasonable precautions to insure that such actions with flash, spark-producing, or other equipment would not be hazardous. Occupational Safety and Health Officers shall comply with all employer safety and health rules and practices at the establishment being inspected, and they shall wear and use appropriate protective clothing and equipment.
(d) The conduct of inspections shall be such as to preclude unreasonable disruption of the operations of the employer's establishment.
(e) At the conclusion of an inspection, the Occupational Safety and Health Officer shall confer with the employer or his representative and informally advise him of any apparent safety or health violations disclosed by the inspection. During such conference, the employer shall be afforded an opportunity to bring to the attention of the Occupational Safety and Health Officer any pertinent information regarding conditions in the workplace.
(f) Inspections shall be conducted in accordance with all other regulations.
(Effective September 11, 1974)