“As many employers know, OSHA penalties can be costly,” writes Michael Rubin, special counsel in Goldberg Segalla’s OSHA and Worksite Safety Practice Group. “For this and many other reasons, upon receiving an OSHA citation, employers should consider their rights and resist any temptation to simply pay the citation and move on to ‘more important’ things.”
“But many employers never even receive an OSHA citation. Why is this? Is it luck? Or is it because the employer implemented well-thought and planned systems and strategies specifically designed to promote the health and safety of its workers while, at the same, minimizing if not entirely eliminating OSHA liability and exposure?”
In this article, Michael asserts it is the latter — and provides six practical tips and strategies that employers in virtually any industry may implement.