May 2014 – OSHA Update: Employer Penalties Reach Record Highs

May 25, 2014   Written by:   Filed under:




Date Recorded: May 21, 2014
Duration: 45 mins
Speakers: Mike Green and John Hall
Cost: $125 per connection site, with no limitation on the number of participants..

events_clip_image002OSHA enforcement has been an increasing priority of the Obama administration. In 2012, nearly 80,000 citations were issued by OSHA, resulting in over $123,000,000 in employer fines for serious violations, more than double the total monetary fines for serious violations issued in 2007. This figure does not include the over $37,000,000 in fines for non-serious OSHA violations, the over $71,000,000 in employer fines issued by state-run OSHA programs, or OSHA’s other aggressive enforcement policies started since 2008, including its Severe Violator Enforcement Program.

In a webinar we will discuss these issues and best practices for handling OSHA inspections and citations. Among the topics we will cover:

  • OSHA compliance generally and key definitions.
  • Handling OSHA Inspections.
  • Overview of citations, penalties, and employer defenses.

Our webinar presenters, Mike Green and John Hall, have significant OSHA experience.  Mike Green, an attorney with the firm, counsels employers concerning workplace safety, including OSHA standards and best practices, and defends employers against OSHA citations as well as OSHA whistleblower claims.  John Hall, the firm’s OSHA consultant, assists employers in defending OSHA investigations and citations, conducts OSHA mock audits, and provides employers with OSHA compliance programs and training. Prior to joining the firm, John served for ten years as an OSHA Area Director (Birmingham Office).

This program has been approved for 1.0 hour of (General) recertification credit toward PHR, SPHR and GPHR recertification through the Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI).

The use of the HRCI seal is not an endorsement by the HR Certification Institute of the quality of the program. It means that this program has met the HR Certification Institute’s criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit.