Pre-Inspection Assessment

Worker filling out an inspection

The best time to prepare for an inspection is before it happens. Our assessment can help you get ready.

Why Inspection Occurs

WA State Department of Labor and Industries, Department of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH) does not need a specific reason to come inspect premises. Common reasons for inspection include:

  • Serious on-the-job accidents involving hospitalization of one or more employees
  • Observation of an unsafe act or condition by an L&I compliance officer or consultant
  • Response to a complaint launched by an employee or employee representative

How Pre-Inspection Helps 

  • Providing insight into common School District violations
  • Reviewing incident details, and offering best practice recommendations
  • Ensure compliance with L&I DOSH safety regulations
  • On-Site support during inspection day
  • Citation reduction potential

L&I Inspection Process

  • Initial contact and evaluation of the accident, or reported safety violation
  • Interviews may occur with injured employees, witnesses, supervisors, or others
  • Request for information and documentation, before, during, and after investigation
  • Issue of appropriate citations and required corrective actions – A timeline is provided for implementation of corrective action or appeal submission

Questions? We’re here to help!

Bob Pierce

Safety & Health Administrator

360–464–6881 | rpierce@esd113.org

Stacia Bolger

Director, Risk Management

360–464–6886 | sbolger@esd113.org

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