Top 5 Ways to Prepare for a DOL Inspection

Top 5 Ways to Prepare for a DOL Inspection

Think your business is too small or in some way undeserving of a visit by a NH Department of Labor Inspector? Think again.  There’s a good chance you may get a visit, if you have not already.  I don’t mean to scare you but since we always try to make sure that your business is ready for anything, we thought this would be a good time to give you the top five ways to prepare for a DOL Safety Inspection, as numerous clients have already called for assistance after the inspector left:

Top 5 Ways to Prepare for a DOL Inspection1.) Safety Program: 

Employers of 15 or more employees are required to have a written safety program that should include, among other things, accident reporting procedures, emergency response, and medical and first aid provisions.  This program must be reviewed by all employees and updated every 2 years.

2.) Safety Summary Form Filing:

If you are an employer with 15 or more employees you must file a Safety Summary Form with the NH Department of Labor.  If you have not done so since 2010 you should do it now. If you have filed the form between 2011 and the present you do not need to file again. For more information on this form including where to get it, how to complete it or how and where to file it give us a call.

3.) Joint Loss Management Committee:

Employers of 15 or more employees must have a joint loss management committee comprised of both employee and employer representatives. The size of the committee depends on the size of the company and the committee is required to meet quarterly, keep minutes and establish safety programs and training's accordingly.

4.) Posters:  Make sure you have all your necessary DOL posters in an area accessible to all employees and make sure they are up to date. Clark-Mortenson can provide posters at your request.

5.) Workers Compensation:

Have your Worker’s Compensation proof of insurance posted.

Have questions on any of these points? We can help you be ready for an inspection from the DOL. Call us today at 877-352-2121, or e-mail us at

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