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Preventing OSHA’s Most Cited, Most Costly Violations – Keeping Your Employees Safe and Protecting Your Business

March 2 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm EST


In-person, Michigan Chamber of Commerce, Lansing

$249 Members / $349 Non-members

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) compiles a list of the most common violations that also generate the most citations with fines that can tally more than $13,000 per violation. These incorrect practices can cause serious harm to your employees and cost your business dearly – in money, time and reputation. If you have limited time, this is the workshop for you – maximize impact and return on investment! We’ll cover hazard identification for each of these top areas, along with compliance requirements and best practices. This training is fitting for those new to OSHA as well as an important refresher for OSHA regulars. Join us for this interactive workshop taught by an authorized OSHA Instructor and Board Certified Safety Professional (CSP) with 25+ years of experience .

The top 5 general industry OSHA standards that will be covered in-depth are:

  • Lockout/Tagout
  • Machine Guarding
  • Electrical
  • Fall Protection
  • Permit Required Confined Space

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