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Blog Author Angelique Sanders

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Monday, February 20, 2012

What To Do When Litigating An OSHA Citation

The New York Daily Record has an excellent article by Timothy W. Hoover that goes into the details of what you should do in response to a citation from OSHA.

The circumstances are: You've been inspected by OSHA. Several  months later you receive a citation in the mail. What should you do?  The introduction to the article explains:

"At this point, an employer has several decisions to make. First and foremost, the employer must determine whether to challenge the alleged violations within the citation before the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission. If they decide to do so, what is the employer’s goal in making the challenge? To obtain a reduction in the proposed penalty’s classification or monetary amount, or both? To litigate and win dismissal of the citation after a hearing?"

"Contesting an OSHA citation may require the expenditure of substantial amounts of time and money, so the employer must understand the process in deciding which path to take forward. This article summarizes the process and some of the considerations to be evaluated in deciding if and how to challenge and litigate an OSHA citation."

This is the best article I've read on the subject. It goes into what can be done at each step of the process and provides useful suggestions.  You can read the entire article here:


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