How does the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issue a citation?

Authors: John D. Surma and Collin G. Warren, Adams and Reese LLP

Citations will be sent by certified mail. If another method of delivery, such as by hand or through the use of a non-USPS mail service, is deemed to effectively notify the employer of the citation, it can be used instead. The citation will describe the alleged violation in detail and state the time that the employer has to correct the violation.