OSHA Violations Assistance


An inspection of your workplace was conducted in accordance with the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, Executive Order 12196, and 29 CFR Part 1960. The compliance safety and health officer (CSHO) who conducts the inspections may issue these violations:

  • WILLFUL: A willful violation is defined as violations in which the employer either knowingly failed to comply with a legal requirement or acted with plain indifference to employee safety.
  • SERIOUS: A serious violation exists when the workplace hazard could cause an accident or illness that would most likely result in death or serious physical harm.
  • REPEATED: A Federal agency may be cited for a repeated violation if the agency has been cited previously for the same or a substantially similar condition.
  • OTHER-THAN-SERIOUS: A violation that has a direct relationship to job safety and health, but it is not serious in nature, is classified as ‘other-than-serious.’

For each OSHA violations assistance, the compliance officer would discuss the following with you:

  • The nature of violation,
  • Possible abatement measures you may take to correct the violative condition, and
  • Possible abatement dates you may be required to meet.

Able Safety Consulting provides representation in Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) enforcement proceedings. We have extensive experience representing companies involved in construction and General Industry OSHA violations. OSHA’s 2014 top ten most frequently cited violations were:

  • Fall protection (C)
  • Hazard communication
  • Scaffolding (C)
  • Respiratory protection
  • Powered industrial trucks
  • Lockout / Tagout
  • Ladders (C)
  • Electrical wiring
  • Machine guarding
  • Electrical systems design

(C = Construction standard)

Able Safety will help you with OSHA violations assistance training. Our team and trainers have the highest teaching methods, for your convenience.

We can assist clients who have questions about their practices and whether they are in compliance with regulations. We strongly encourage such proactive work, as it can save companies significant expense. We provided Regular Visits to your job sites and conduct Mock OSHA Inspections to make sure you are in compliance.

Once a citation is issued, the cited company or operator can either accept it or start an administrative process to discuss and contest it. The timely filing of a notice of contest starts an administrative process that may culminate in a trial before an administrative law judge.

We also provide Abatement certifications and documentation for your OSHA meeting. Our mission is to reduce your penalty and have you stay in compliance.

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