We get calls from companies all of the time that have been fined by OSHA and are wondering what to do. Taking corrective actions to ensure elimination of future occurrences is the first priority. Deciding which option to choose is the second priority.
You have a few options when issued a fine by OSHA. The first is to pay the fine. Second option is pay at a discounted rate. The third option is to request an informal conference with OSHA. Options one and two should be used wisely. Accepting serious violations and paying the full amount of the fine doesn’t help if a second violation occurs and in some cases can hurt your chances to work on visible projects. The informal conference allows you to present your case to the OSHA Area Director and hopefully have the citation severity level dropped and the fine reduced or eliminated.
Luckily OSHA allows you to bring representation to the informal conference. Our team of safety specialists have extensive experience working with OSHA and can help guide you to the best possible settlement. Over the last 5 years we have helped several companies reduce the severity level of the citation and the fines during their informal conference with OSHA.
We will work with you to eliminate future occurrences of the fine, help you choose the best option for the fine, research the findings, and provide evidence to support your case if you choose an informal conference. Contact us today by dialing 513-372-6232 or email email@example.com for more information.