OSHA 30/30 - April 30, 2014
The U.S. Court of Appeals held hearings recently on an OSHA citation issued against a contractor for failure to exchange lockout/tagout information with the host employer. This case is particularly interesting because the inspection arose out of an injury incurred by the contractor’s employee – and because none of the host employees had access to the alleged. In this program, we will cover:
- The basic LOTO requirements that were the subject of this citation;
- The contractor’s arguments in defending against this citation;
- OSHA’s enforcement position involving the duty to exchange LOTO information;
- OSHA’s enforcement position on whether employee exposure to a hazard is a necessary element in alleging a violation of a standard.