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Keys To Avoiding OSHA Citations And Liabilities

Webinar: ID# 1027623
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About This Course:
Googling 'how to comply with OSHA' after the compliance officer arrives at your facility is not a winning strategy.

Surviving an OSHA inspection requires planning and preparation long before OSHA knocks at your door. Sign up for this webinar and get answers to many of these questions you will likely be scrambling to find answers for when it is already too late to do anything
  • What sort of requirements apply to your workplace and how does OSHA enforce them?
  • Does OSHA have jurisdiction over your operation or will you be dealing with a state agency?
  • What are the most commonly cited violations?
  • How do you go about identifying the hazards in your workplace and what options do you have to correct them?
  • Can you deny entry to the OSHA inspector if they show up unannounced?
  • What happens if you do?
  • What should you say-and not say-during the inspection?
  • Do you need a lawyer present?
  • Will OSHA hold it against you if you have counsel present?
  • What if the OSHA inspector asks for a demonstration or to take video?
  • What if OSHA takes samples?
  • What are your options if OSHA issues citations to you?
  • Should you request an informal settlement conference?
  • What can and should you ask for during the informal conference?
  • What are the most common mistakes that employers make when settling citations?
  • Is there any benefit to filing a notice of contest?
AGENDA
  • Overview of the Federal Occupational Safety and Health Act
  • Hazard Identification and Mitigation (Hierarchy of Controls)
  • Drug Testing, Discipline and Incentive Plans Under the New Injury and Illness Reporting Rule
  • Preparing for and Surviving Your Next Inspection
  • Thriving Despite Citations
  • Best Practices of the Best Employers
About The Presenters

Thomas P. Bielema
  • Regional Director for Safety Controls Technology’s (SCT, Inc.) Chicago Office
  • 22 years with Federal OSHA. Most recently as the Area Director in Peoria, IL
  • Conducted and led thousands of investigations in response to fatalities, catastrophes, severe injury, allegations, referrals and planned inspections
  • Details in OSHA’s National Office – Office of Communications where he worked on the OSHA Fall Campaign, Heat Campaign, and numerous other strategic initiatives
  • B.S. degree in industrial hygiene, Purdue University
  • 2015 OSHA’s Highest Award – OSHA Commendation Coin – Innovation 2015
Aaron R. Gelb
  • Shareholder in the Vedder Price P.C.’s Chicago office
  • Member of the firm's Labor & Employment practice group and heads up OSHA practice
  • Devotes a significant part of his practice to workplace safety and health matters, preparing for and attending worksite inspections, assessing and negotiating the settlement of federal OSHA and state plan agency citations, in addition to litigating contested citations before the federal Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission, or the applicable forum in state plan states
  • Counsels employers regarding a variety of labor and employment issues, including but not limited to equal employment opportunity, discipline and discharge, handbook and/or policy development/revision, disability accommodations and FMLA compliance
  • Editor of the Labor and Employment group's quarterly newsletter, where he writes many Thought Leadership pieces on OSHA investigations, rules and guidelines
  • Selected by his peers as a Leading Lawyer in Employment Law: Management in 2017
  • J.D. degree, University of Texas School of Law; B.A. degree, University of Chicago
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