Defending Against a Speculative or Theoretical OSHA Citation

This article addresses a subject that has been vexing to employers, that is, what is OSHA’s proof of an employee’s “exposure” to a hazard that is sufficient to support a citation. Employers become frustrated when they are cited and there does not appear any reasonable basis to conclude that an employee was exposed to a hazard. This article will focus on citations that OSHA lost because the alleged exposure was based on “speculation” of “theoretical possibility” of exposure. Please feel free to use this article in your training and to circulate it within your organization.

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