You’ve Received an OSHA Citation: Step One

If you receive an OSHA citation, one of the things you certainly should not do is put the citation on the corner of your desk and tell yourself that you will take care of it “later.” Essentially, this is the equivalent of doing nothing and contrary to wishful thinking the citation is not going to vanish on its own with the passage of time. Often, after getting consumed by something else, “later” winds up being much later. This is not advisable. It is important to give an OSHA citation your immediate attention and consider your options and any potential defenses that may be raised. In fact, critical procedural rights – all of which may serve to save you hundreds if not thousands of dollars in penalties – may be forever lost as ...
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