Handle an OSHA Citation

Key Points

  • After OSHA inspects a workplace, it may issue citations for any violations it finds.
  • Upon receipt of a citation, an employer must post it for at least three days or until the violation is fixed.
  • An employer may accept the citation and pay the penalty and fix the violation.
  • If an employer chooses to fight the citation, it has 15 working days to file a Notice of Contest with OSHA.

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