Advice for Managing an OSHA Inspection

Attorney James Laboe will be the featured speaker during a webinar organized by the North/East Roofing Contractors Association (NERCA) on May 3, 2107.

Attorney Laboe will offer several guidelines for addressing the issues that arise in OSHA inspections. Not every guideline or suggestion is appropriate for all inspections. However, all have proven  effective in a wide variety of inspections.

Mr. Laboe’s practice focuses on all aspects of the Occupational Safety and Health Act (“OSH Act”). He has particular expertise in Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) Inspections and enforcement actions and has also gained experience in representing employers and trade associations in litigation involving the interpretation of OSHA standards.  In most instances, OSHA arrives to inspect a facility unexpectedly or when a major disruptive event, such as a fatality, catastrophe, or serious employee injury, has recently occurred.  As such, the employer is often unprepared to handle the inspection so as to minimize liability as well as reduce interference with its operations. The result may be significant OSHA citations, civil liability, and even criminal penalties where a fatality occurs. Also, the outcome of the OSHA investigation may have an adverse effect on related liability issues, such as damage or personal injury claims.  To reduce this risk, the best way to address OSHA inspections is to prepare in advance by considering the issues that arise, and deciding to the extent possible how they will be addressed.  While every inspection is different and relationships with OSHA Area Offices may influence the approach to an inspection, there are certain issues which may be anticipated.

NERCA is the regional association for the roof contractor covering the northeast part of the country. Territories includes: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont and Delaware.

The webinar begins at 1 p.m. and registration is free to members of the NERCA.


May 3, 2017,  1-2 p.m..


Free to members (deadline to register is May 2, 2017)

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