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Understanding OSHA Citations, Violation Classifications, and Fines

Understanding OSHA Citations, Violation Classifications, and Fines
Hendershot, Cannon & Hisey, P.C.

As an established authority on OSHA defense law, our legal team at Hendershot, Cannon & Hisey, P.C. routinely counsels and represents businesses on issues involving compliance with workplace safety and health standards. This includes defending clients against citations and violations. Because violations and citations pose serious repercussions for businesses, we take immediate and decisive action when helping clients mitigate, reduce, or eliminate their exposure to fines and other losses.

Under current law, there are six types of violations employers may be cited for by OSHA inspectors. These include:

  • De Minimis Violations
  • Other-than-Serious Violations
  • Serious Violations
  • Willful Violations
  • Repeated Violations
  • Failure to Abate Prior Violations

With decades of combined experience and a track record of success representing businesses of all types in OSHA matters, our legal team is prepared to address the unique needs of clients facing citations and fines under all classes of violations in a timely and comprehensive manner. We encourage you to learn more about these violations, maximum and mandatory fines, and what our firm can do to help by visiting our recent blog post on our OSHA defense website, or by contacting us to speak with a member of our team. Given the timely nature of these cases, our firm is standing by to help you take immediate action.