Your compliance with OSHA’s 2023 permanent safety rules is more important than ever. Failing to do so make you a target for an OSHA inspection.
The Agency has made it clear that in 2023 it intends to heighten its focus on compliance enforcement. To accomplish this, it recently added 19% more inspectors, and increased penalties to as high as $150,000 each. An OSHA inspection is more likely than ever before.
Your only hope of surviving an OSHA inspection is to be prepared. Sounds easy enough, right?
Wrong. Complying with these new OSHA employee safety rules is more confusing than ever.
That’s where employment attorney and OSHA litigator Matthew Deffebach, JD, comes in. During his upcoming 60-minute online training on Thursday, March 23rd at 1pm ET, Matthew will walk you through how to more easily comply with 2023 safety rules and reduce your chances of being the target of an OSHA inspection. You’ll also get the latest OSHA employee protection requirements to ensure you can comply with confidence.
Here are just a few of the critical questions you’ll get answered that will help you ensure your preparation for an OSHA inspection:
- What happens if your state law is different from OSHA’s mandates?
- What OSHA violations are most likely to get you audited, and how can you avoid them?
- How can you identify and avoid potential employee OSHA complaints?
- Who is required to pay for COVID testing supplies – your practice or your employees?
- Do any OSHA requirements for COVID remain active?
- What steps should you take for employee exposure to a risky chemical?
- Are you expected to adhere to OSHA rules if you have fewer than 100 employees?
- How can you avoid getting placed on OSHA’s Severe Violator Enforcement Program (SVEP)?
- Is it necessary to provide employees with personal protective equipment on the job?
- Are there still testing documentation requirements for unvaccinated staff?
- Do OSHA rules require you to have more than one exit? If so, how many?
- And so much more…
OSHA’s employee protection requirements are NOT optional. Failure to comply with these regulations can open you up to severe fines, penalties, and possibly even lawsuits from your employees. However, you can reduce your risk of financial and legal ramifications if you know which of OSHA’s rules are required for your practice and how to prepare for a surprise OSHA inspection.
There’s too much at stake for you to face navigating OSHA employee protection guidelines and mandates alone. By attending this upcoming online training, you’ll receive specifics on exactly how to adhere to practice-required OSHA rules and decrease your chances of being an OSHA audit target.
Sign up for this must-attend, expert-led online training today. Don’t wait – Register now.
Matthew Deffebach, JD is a partner at Haynes and Boone and is the chair of the firm’s OSHA and Workplace Disasters Practice Group. He assists healthcare clients to implement preventative measures to minimize OSHA claims and reduce their exposure to litigation. Matt is board certified in labor and employment law.
As an OSHA litigator, Matt has appeared in more than 30 states handling OSHA matters. He is familiar with both state and Federal OSHA program requirements. He has also successfully defended clients in OSHA administrative trials, including recent trials on PPE, Recordkeeping, and other regulatory matters.
In 2010, Law360 by Portfolio Media, Inc. named him a “Rising Star” and one of ten employment lawyers under 40 to watch. Thereafter, he received the 2013 International Law Office (ILO) and Lexology Client Choice award as the sole recipient in the Employment and Labor category in Texas. He has been recognized by Benchmark Litigation (Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC) as a “Labor & Employment Star – South (2019-2021) and a Labor & Employment Star – West (2019).