On July 23, 2019, Amanda Strainis-Walker, Aaron Gelb, and Lindsay DiSalvo of Conn Maciel Carey‘s national OSHA Practice presented a webinar regarding “Preparing for and Managing OSHA Inspections and Citations.”
Confounding expectations, federal OSHA under the Trump Administration has continued the same aggressive enforcement model we saw during the Obama Administration. Indeed, by many metrics we are seeing enhanced enforcement — more inspections, higher civil penalties, record numbers of $100K+ citation packages, and a continuing rise in willful / repeat citations and worker safety criminal prosecutions.
OSHA has also continued its aggressive inspection strategies that create a minefield for employers. In short, the consequences for employers being caught ill-prepared for an OSHA inspection, and making bad choices during inspections and after citations are issued, are more dire now than ever before.
This webinar provided employers with the knowledge and tools they need to prepare in advance for an OSHA inspection, to manage the inspection to a successful outcome once it begins, and to make smart decisions about how to address citations after they issue.
Specifically, participants in this webinar learned:
- Employers’ Goals for managing an OSHA inspection
- Employers’, Employees’, and OSHA’s inspection rights and responsibilities
- Steps employers can take now to prepare in advance of an OSHA inspection
- Stages of OSHA inspections, with tips and strategies to manage each stage
- Important post-citation considerations and strategies
We are pleased to share these links to a copy of the slides and a recording of the July 23rd webinar. Let us know if you have questions about OSHA inspections or the citation contest process, or any other OSH law issues. We would love to be a resource for you.
The July webinar was the 7th webinar event in Conn Maciel Carey’s 2019 OSHA Webinar Series. Click here to view our full schedule, detailed program descriptions, and individual registration pages for the remaining webinars in the 2019 OSHA Webinar Series. To register for all of the remaining programs in the 2019 series, click here to send an email request, and we will get you automatically registered.
If you missed any of our past webinars in our annual OSHA Webinar Series, here is a link Conn Maciel Carey’s webinar archive.