Preparation for an OSHA inspection begins the first day the safety professional is on the job. Working to achieve and maintain compliance with the OSHA standards and beyond is the primary goal of the safety professional. If the safety professional is working in a proactive manner to achieve and maintain compliance on a daily basis, there should be no worries about an OSHA inspection. However, while these efforts are ongoing and if the workplace has not achieved the full measure of compliance, there may be a risk of violation and thus penalty. In short, there is no substitution for a proactive and compliant safety program.