Prepare for OSHA Inspection to Avoid 2023 Increased Penalties

Length: 60 Minutes Expert: Travis W. Vance, JD

OSHA has mandated the targeting of medical practices, just like yours, for an immediate OSHA inspection.

The Agency mandate spells out expectations for auditors related to both scheduled and surprise safety inspections. Unfortunately, OSHA has also allocated more auditors to handle the expected increase in investigations – which means your chances of being audited and hit with safety violations just shot through the roof.

IMPORTANT: Once OSHA auditors start poking around your practice, violations can quickly multiply and result in you paying hundreds of thousands of dollars in penalties. Especially considering the new OSHA inspection enforcement policy (Directive #CPL 02-00-164) implemented earlier this year promoting “instance-by-instance citations” that separate violations and compound the penalties you pay.

To avoid huge OSHA safety violation fines and the public embarrassment of your practice’s name, location, and violation penalty amounts on the Agency’s website, you must be completely prepared should an auditor walk in your door.

This is where healthcare attorney and OSHA specialist Travis Vance, JD, can help. Travis is presenting a 60-minute online training to walk you through exactly what to expect during an OSHA inspection. This expert-led training will take you through every aspect of the inspection process to help you head off safety violations and the costly citation penalties that can result.

Here are just some of the OSHA inspection preparation strategies you’ll receive by attending this 60-minute training:

  • Prepare yourself and your staff for inspector interviews
  • Quickly “pass” inspection by concentrating on auditor focus areas
  • Pinpoint and resolve weaknesses in your documentation before auditors show up
  • Pin down inspector focus areas to be better prepared for a surprise visit
  • Accurately respond to initial inquiries through the Rapid Response Investigation (RRI) process
  • Successfully respond to a virtual OSHA inspection to reduce penalty amounts
  • Be aware of your rights and those of your staff during inspection
  • Uncover OSHA inspection enforcements based on revised safety requirements
  • Effectively settle citations during the “initial contest period” to improve your overall outcome
  • And so much more…

Preparation is your best defense against OSHA inspection safety violations and compound citation penalties. First, you must know what to expect during the opening auditor conference. Then, you must have a clear understanding of how audit interviews will be conducted, what areas will most likely be targeted, and how to improve the outcome should you get cited for a violation.

Don’t take a chance. In many instances, once you get audited, it’s too late.

With the expert advice you’ll receive during this online training, you’ll have a better mastery of what to expect during an OSHA inspection. You’ll be able to implement proven strategies and take control of the audit process to lessen the impact an OSHA audit will have on your practice. Don’t wait. Sign up for this training today.

Meet Your Expert

Travis W. Vance
JDRegional Managing Partner, Fisher Phillips

Having spoken on three continents (including Europe and Africa) on workplace safety issues, and tried over 40 matters in 12 states, Travis Vance is a go to lawyer when defending an OSHA inspection or responding to a catastrophic event. Travis is dedicated to responsive client service and forming a partnership with companies to help tackle their most difficult and high-profile issues. Having gained a reputation as a professional and aggressive advocate for his clients, Travis has emerged as a thought leader in the field of workplace safety. His writing and interviews are followed closely by experts in the safety arena and have been featured in premier publications such as Inc., Bloomberg Law, San Francisco Chronicle, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, McClatchy DC Bureau, The Washington Post, EHS Today, Forbes, and The Wall Street Journal.

Travis is a regional managing partner in the firm’s Charlotte office and co-chair of the firm’s Workplace Safety and Catastrophe Management Practice Group. He has tried matters across several industries and various subject matters, including employment litigation, business disputes and matters prosecuted by the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). He uses unique or outside-the-box approaches to counsel employers and owners on all aspects of employment law and the development of preventive policies and procedures to avoid employment and workplace safety-related claims. Travis handles litigation in both federal and state courts as well as claims pending with state and federal agencies including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), MSHA, OSHA, and the U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL).

Travis has also assisted clients in safety and OSHA/MSHA matters pending in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Vermont, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming