Similar to HB NEXT Safety Audits, Mock-OSHA Inspections are also conducted at client facilities and job sites. The differing characteristics of Mock-OSHA inspections -in comparison to Safety Audits- are essentially format, scope, and duration. Mock-OSHA inspections are designed to flow in identical fashion to standard job site inspections conducted by an OSHA Compliance Officer. The typical format of an OSHA inspection includes standardized, scheduled events such as Opening Conferences and Closing Conferences. The duration of Mock-OSHA inspections are typically longer than standard safety audits, as they require a more comprehensive look at a project, including a thorough review of a company’s safety documentation and recordkeeping practices. While many construction companies are made aware of when OSHA plans to visit their job sites, based on a variety of circumstances, an OSHA Compliance Officer can visit a construction project unannounced. The Mock-OSHA inspection is an advanced safety and compliance tool that is equally educational as it is informative. Routine Mock-OSHA inspections not only foster a positive safety culture, but they also prepare jobsite personnel to handle both routine and unannounced job site inspections effectively, professionally, and without fear or nervousness.