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OSHA's General Duty Clause: Guarding Against Penalties & Violations

Summary

Webinar Recording

Recording Price: $199.00

(Includes Proprietary Materials)

The General Duty Clause (GDC) use by OSHA is expanding and Congress is looking to extend how it can be used to cite employers. With the wide ranging types of GDC violations nearly every workplace is vulnerable to citations. By understanding GDC violation and how to identify them, you can take steps to reduce your likelihood of being cited. In this highly informative webinar you and your managers will learn:

  • Which hazards OSHA most frequently cites under the GDC
  • Who is most likely to be hit with GDC violations
  • Key steps you can take to protect your workplace from penalties
  • How OSHA determines if violations have occurred

Program Highlights

  • What Every Employers Needs to Know About the General Duty Clause

    • Clear explanation for the General Duty Clause Statue
    • What OSHA requires to prove a violation of the GDC
    • How hazards are "recognized" under the GDC
    • Criteria used to determine employer's awareness of a hazard
  • Making a Case for Violations - What OSHA Looks For

    • Determining if a hazard should be deemed foreseeable
    • Who is required to give evidence to OSHA- and how
    • Does corrective action of a hazard protect you again?
    • How prior accidents/incidents effect GDC citations
  • General Duty Clause Defenses to Guard Against Citations

    • Steps you can take to lay the ground work for a strong defense
    • Protecting against workers' copy and personal injury litigation
    • Understanding the impact of GDC violations on employers
  • Question and Answer Session - Get real-life answers to your GDC questions

About The Speaker

Expert speaker Adele L. Abrams, Esq., CSMP is nationally recognized as a leading authority on legally effective accident investigations. She has led dozens of accident investigations and developed a model emergency plan for a national organization.

  • Ms. Abrams is a frequent author on safety, health and legal compliance issues, including writing monthly columns in "MetalMag" and "Rock Products" magazines, articles in "Professional Safety" and "Compliance" and co-authoring several books including the widely reviewed "Construction Safety Management and Engineering".
  • Ms. Abrams is a regular presenter at prestigious safety conferences like the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE), where she specializes in providing real-world solutions to real-world problems.

Program Benefits

This 60-mintute program will give Safety professionals a clear understanding of the top violations OSHA cites using the General Duty Clause, and steps you can take in advance to reduce your risk of being cited.