Employer Rights and OSHA

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What Should I Do if I Receive an OSHA Citation? 

Immediately following the inspection of your company, the inspector must discuss the nature of the violation, any penalties that might be issued, and what you can do to correct the violation.  If, after speaking with the inspector, you are not satisfied that the cited violation is appropriate or deserved, you may choose to contest it.  

How Do I Contest an OSHA Violation?

If you are cited for a violation, you can contest one or more of the following:

You must first make an appeal to the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission. You can challenge the citation, the proposed fine(s) and penalties, or both.

How Can I Defend an OSHA Citation?

If your appeal is unsuccessful, and you want to challenge an OSHA citation in court, an attorney with employment litigation experience can help you challenge the citation.  The following are some of the defenses commonly raised to OSHA sanctions:

Do I Need to Consult an Attorney in Order to Challenge My OSHA Citation? 

OSHA citations often involve severe penalties, and can be difficult to challenge.  An attorney with employment experience can help you meet OSHA requirements, defend any claims brought against you, and help you fight any cited violations that are unjust. 

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Last Modified: 03-13-2014 03:50 PM PDT

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