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OSHA 101: How to Handle an OSHA Inspection


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Nearly every private employer could find an OSHA inspector on its doorstep one day, ready to open an inspection for health and safety violations. The results can be citations with significant financial penalties, costly changes to operations, negative publicity, and challenging community and employee relations. How can you minimize these risks?

In this first installment of our health and safety compliance strategies series, Husch Blackwell attorneys will arm you with the strategies you need to confidently navigate these difficult situations. We’ll explain how OSHA decides which facilities to inspect, how to walk through the inspection like a pro, and what to do if you receive a citation.


  • OSHA's authority and priorities 
  • What triggers an inspection?
  • The inspection process – opening to closing conferences and everything in between 
  • Employer goals and rights
  • Strategies for accompanying OSHA during inspections
  • How to handle tough questions
  • Responding to document and interview requests
  • Recordkeeping tips
  • Key facts about citations and penalties
  • Preview of upcoming sessions 

Date and Time
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Noon - 1:00 p.m. CDT

Avi Meyerstein, Partner
Amy Wachs, Partner

Who Should Attend
Safety and health directors and staff, general counsel, in-house counsel responsible for safety and health compliance, human resources managers, and insurance company counsel. 

Continuing Education Credit
This program is approved for Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, Missouri, Nebraska, Tennessee, Texas and Wisconsin continuing legal education credit. Kansas credit is still pending.

Upcoming Webinar Topics 

August 16
Shifting Ground: What to Expect From OSHA in the Trump Administration
September 7
Whistleblower Alert: How to Handle Disgruntled Employees and Stay Out of Trouble
September 20
Up to Snuff: Creating Safe, Drug-free Workplaces that Comply with OSHA's Guidance in a Changing World
September 27
Avoiding the Safety Hazards and Liability of Fatigue in the Workplace

Contact Pam Clark at 314.345.6648.

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