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Ready for the Onslaught – How to Handle OSHA Inspections Post-Pandemic

Date and Time
1-2 pm EDT


Speaker: Ed Foulke, Partner, Fisher Phillips

Since the start of the pandemic, OSHA has been severely restricted conducting worksite inspections. As federal and state OSHA resumes full operations they will be focused on conducting a significant number of inspections. As a result, OSHA will be more aggressive about inspections and enforcement.  The number of Federal OSHA inspections resulting in penalties in excess of $100,000 most likely will dramatically increase. This 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 the inspected facility and the company’s business objectives. This webinar will take attendees through the inspection process, including pre-inspection, opening conference, walk-around inspection, document production, employee interviews, closing conference, informal conference, appeals and hearings before the OSH Review Commission.  Attendees will be provided a step-by-step discussion of the legal and practical process implicated when OSHA arrives for an inspection, how to define the scope of the inspection, and how to effectively assert your legal rights when OSHA is being unreasonable.  Program will also provide helpful tips on handling OSHA informal complaints so they do not result in an onsite inspection. This webinar will provide attendees essential tips for what every manager should do while the inspection is being conducted and afterward to help achieve the best possible outcome.  Finally, the webinar will examine how to assert your legal rights and know the OSHA inspectors legal limitations during an inspection and the relationship of OSHA inspections to other regulatory and business responsibilities.

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