Pushing Back When OSHA’s Unreasonable: How to Narrow the Scope of Inspections and Minimize Legal Citations
Travis Vance will be a guest speaker at the EHS Today's Safety Leadership Conference on September 19-21, 2016 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. His topic will be "Pushing Back When OSHA’s Unreasonable: How to Narrow the Scope of Inspections and Minimize Legal Citations."
This interactive and comprehensive presentation will offer attendees an in-depth, practical examination of the Occupational Safety and Health Act (the “Act”) and how it, and the Secretary of Labor’s right to enforce the Act, may potentially affect his or her business. Attendees will be provided a step-by-step discussion of the legal process implicated when OSHA arrives for an inspection, how to define the scope of the inspection, and how to push back when OSHA is being unreasonable.
Throughout the presentation, attendees will be provided practical, “real world” information regarding the various legal aspects of the Act, including references to many actual scenarios (e.g., photos, videos, factual circumstances) relating to the expansion of the scope of an OSHA inspection. Discussion of the ramifications of allowing OSHA unfettered access to your site will be a focus.
After the seminar, attendees will:
- Have a plan in place to prepare for an OSHA inspection;
- Know their rights if and when OSHA arrives;
- Discern the best ways to define the scope of an OSHA inspection;
- Learn their options with respect to pushing back when OSHA is unreasonable; and
- Understand the importance of narrowing the scope of inspections.