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Atlanta Partner Opines on the Impact of the OSHA/Marc-Jac Poultry Case

12.17.18

In February 2016, an employee of Mar-Jac Poultry was injured while trying to repair an electrical panel. Because the employee was hospitalized, Mar-Jac reported the injury to OSHA, resulting in an OSHA inspection team being dispatched to the facility to investigate further. While on property, the agency found three potential violations relating to the accident, and also requested to inspect the areas of the facility unrelated to the accident. Mar-Jac’s refusal to grant further inspection of unrelated parts of the facility landed in federal appeals court, and ultimately, the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals sided with the company.

Atlanta Partner Howard Mavity shared his insights and thoughts on the ruling with The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, including its impact on companies trying to manage OSHA inspections.

To read the full article, visit The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

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