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Thursday, March 21, 2019

Webinar: OSHA Enforcement Update

Start Date: 3/21/2019 2:00 PM CDT
End Date: 3/21/2019 3:00 PM CDT

United States 

Event Website: https://cc.readytalk.com/registration/#/?meeting=dny73g8kelvf&campaign=t2jiz8kw9691

Organization Name: Nebraska Grain and Feed Association

Laura Dwyer
Email: member.services@negfa.org
Phone: 402-476-6174

Sponsor: Conn Maciel Carey

Despite expectations that OSHA enforcement would fall significantly under the Trump Administration, the reality has been quite the opposite.  OSHA has not backed down from its enforcement mission, and in many ways, has even strengthened it.  For example, in a May 2018 Memo, OSHA announced that it may use drones – for the first time ever – during inspections to collect evidence, including in areas that may have previously been inaccessible or dangerous for inspectors.  Furthermore, in late October 2018, the agency launched its new Site-Specific Targeting (SST) Enforcement Program, which outlines how the agency will select non-construction establishments for programmed inspection based on the data it collected under its new E-Recordkeeping Rule.  And finally, OSHA launched a new Regional Emphasis Program (REP) on the hazards of exposure to fertilizer grade ammonium nitrate and agricultural anhydrous ammonia.  The REP became effective October 1, 2018, and covers certain industries in the states of Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Texas in OSHA Region VI, and Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska in OSHA Region VII.  These are only a few examples demonstrating how, if anything, OSHA is making it more likely for it to come knocking and issue citations. 
During this webinar, participants will learn:

  • How OSHA intends to use drones during inspections
  • The parameters under which OSHA is allowed to use drones during inspections
  • Overview of data submission requirements of the E-Recordkeeping Rule
  • How OSHA selects establishments, and the scope of inspections, under the SST Program
  • Overview of the ammonium REP, and recent enforcement updates
  • Tips for employers to prepare for an OSHA inspection

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