Challenging an OSHA Citation

The final installment of this three part series describes what employers should expect after an OSHA inspection as well as the employers’ rights.

1.  What happens after OSHA completes its inspection?

Unless your establishment is in full compliance with OSHA’s standards, you will receive a “Citation and Notification of Penalty” from OSHA.  Generally, OSHA has

A significant number of businesses are likely to find themselves face-to-face with an inspector from OSHA, and many will be caught off guard.  We recommend that businesses take a two-pronged approach to OSHA compliance.

First, make every effort to comply with OSHA’s safety and health rules to protect your employees.  Second, be prepared in the