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Post-Citation OSHA Settlement Tips and Strategies
Presented by Eric J. Conn, Kate McMahon, Aaron Gelb and Special Guest

You just received a set of OSHA citations in the mail. Now what? Should we accept the citations and pay the penalty? Should we participate in an Informal Settlement Conference with the OSHA Area Office? Should we contest the citations? If we contest, does that mean we’re heading to a trial? What does a good settlement look like and how can we achieve our settlement goals?

This webinar will explain the post-citation process and provide tips and strategies for resolving OSHA citations in a manner that prevents future “Repeat” violations, reduces the penalty, mitigates the impact of the citations on potential criminal prosecutions and/or personal injury or wrongful death suits, and helps you avoid the Severe Violator Enforcement Program.

During this webinar, participants will learn about:

• Post-Citation options and processes
• How to assess the potential future impact of OSHA citations
• Settlement goals
• Tips and strategies to achieve settlement goals

Feb 25, 2020 01:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Eric J. Conn
Founding Partner and Chair, OSHA • Workplace Safety Practice Group @Conn Maciel Carey LLP
Eric J. Conn is a founding partner and Chair of the national OSHA • Workplace Safety Practice Group at the law firm Conn Maciel Carey LLP, where he focuses his practice on all aspects of occupational safety & health law. Mr. practiced for more than a decade alongside the former first General Counsel of the OSH Review Commission. He represents employers in inspections, investigations and enforcement actions involving OSHA, the CSB, MSHA, EPA and state and local safety related agencies. He also handles all aspects of OSHA litigation, from criminal prosecutions to appeals of citations. Mr. Conn also conducts and directs attorney-client privileged workplace safety audits, delivers safety training, and helps employers develop and implement compliant safety and health programs. He writes and speaks extensively on safety & health law issues, including authoring chapters in multiple OSHA Treatises.
Kate McMahon
Partner, OSHA • Workplace Safety Practice Group @Conn Maciel Carey LLP
Kathryn M. McMahon is a partner in the national OSHA • Workplace Safety Practice Group of Conn Maciel Carey LLP. She focuses her practice in the areas of occupational safety and health (OSHA) law and environmental law. Ms. McMahon helps clients manage incident and fatality inspections, and litigation related to alleged violations by federal OSHA and state OSHA programs. She also represents industry stakeholders in all aspects of OSHA rulemaking, including proposed rules regarding silica, injury and illness recordkeeping, hexavalent chromium, and beryllium, among others.
Aaron R. Gelb
Partner, OSHA • Workplace Safety Practice Group @Conn Maciel Carey LLP
Aaron R. Gelb Heads Conn Maciel Carey’s new Chicago office. His practice specializes in labor & employment and OSHA litigation. He has extensive experience litigating equal employment opportunity matters in federal and state courts, having tried numerous cases to verdict and defended employers before the EEOC as well as fair employment agencies nationwide. Aaron also advises employers through inspections, investigations, and enforcement actions involving fed OSHA and state OSH programs, and manages the full range of litigation against OSHA.