Handling OSHA Inspections

Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC) Minnesota/North Dakota Chapter Webinar
02.02.2023 | 12:00 Noon (CT)

Picture this: An OSHA inspector arrives at your job site just before lunch on a Monday. This was not the way your crew was planning to start its work week. Join us for a presentation from Aaron Dean, one of the premier construction attorneys in the Midwest, to hear some advice on what to do (or not do) when OSHA arrives on your jobsite.

Who should attend:

Project Managers, Safety Director, Foremen, Superintendents, and Owners

What will be covered:

  • What are the first five things that I do if OSHA shows up on-site?
  • Can I get a lawyer involved and, if so, what are the advantages?
  • Can I require the OSHA investigator to wait for the Safety Director or the company’s lawyer to begin the Opening Conference or the Walk-Around?
  • What are the company’s rights when OSHA wants to interview management employees and non-management employees?
  • Do I agree to be audio recorded when OSHA interviews me?
  • What steps can I take during the Opening Conference and walk-around with the OSHA inspector to put my company in the best possible light?
  • Depending on the year, 58% to 70% of OSHA inspections lead to Citations.
  • What are Federal OSHA’s 2023 Citation fines?
  • Are MnOSHA’s Citations about to drastically increase from $7,000 to about $15,000 for Serious Citations and $70,000 to about $150,000 for Willful and Repeat Citations to match Federal OSHA’s fines?
  • Will MnOSHA risk 49% of its funding or $4,070,500 of federal funds by not increasing Citation fines?
  • How do I increase my company’s chances of having a Citation vacated or a Citation not issued in the first place?
  • What is Enhanced Abatement as part of a settlement agreement with Federal OSHA?
  • Also learn during this seminar how your company’s safety record impacts your insurance premiums, your company’s ability to bid work, and your company’s ability to be pre-qualified.

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