With a new Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health and a Secretary of Labor who is dedicated to ensuring that the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) is "back in the enforcement business," employers are facing a new frontier of OSHA enforcement and the hospitality industry is no exception. OSHA has become much more aggressive in issuing citations, increasing the characterization of the citations issued, and proposing higher penalties. Please join us to discuss OSHA’s current enforcement initiatives, inspection procedures and what employers can do to prepare.
- OSHA’s new penalty policy
- OSHA’s view on ergonomic hazards
- Current OSHA National Emphasis Programs
- The role of safety committees as part of an employer's overall compliance program
- How internal and outside audits of safety compliance can be effective
- Best practices for effectively handling an OSHA inspection