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. Based on our observations, OSHA has become much more aggressive in issuing citations, increasing the characterization of the citations issued, and proposing higher penalties. We expect to see even further increases in 2010. Please join us to discuss OSHA in 2010, and what employers can do now to prepare.
- What employers should expect from OSHA inspectors
- Different enforcement means that OSHA may employ
- How employers can measure current performance of OSHA compliance
- Role of safety committees as part of an employer’s overall
- How internal and outside audits of OSHA compliance can be effective
- Best practices for effectively handling an OSHA inspection