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Managing OSHA Inspections to Minimize Legal Liability and Maximize Safety and Health

Credit: 1 Day / .7 CEU / 1.0 IH CM Points # 07 -1970 / .44 CHMM CMP
Description: OSHA inspections are effective and necessary actions for safeguarding the nationís workforce. But, they can also lead to significant legal liability for your organization. As the key responder to these inspections, the safety professional needs to exercise leadership to be certain that the outcome of the inspection is fair to both the workforce and their organization. The seminar will focus on discrimination investigations under Section 11(c) of the OSH Act, and the impact of any new OSHA legislation. In addition, you will learn to handle statutorily-required documents, voluntary production of non-mandatory documents, warrant requirements, types of inspections and unique issues related to each category, subpoena power, health inspections, contractor liability issues, affirmative defenses, informal conference techniques, and post-accident crisis management, site control and investigative techniques.

Learn to
∑ Identify required documentation to avoid citations and use non-mandatory documents proactively to minimize liability
∑ Resolve legal privilege issues in accident investigations and inspections, safety audit and near-miss report liability issues
∑ Determine the impact of recent court decisions on contractor liability in construction and general industry
∑ Manage OSHA informal conferences, prepare defenses and strategize for favorable settlements
  Instructor(s): Adele L. Abrams, Esq., CMSP, Law Office of Adele L. Abrams P.C., Beltsville, MD