Effectively Handling OSHA’s New National Emphasis Program Targeting Restaurants


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April 28 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am

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Wednesday April 28, 2021 | 10:30 AM EST
On March 12, 2021, OSHA issued a new National Emphasis Program (NEP) for COVID-19, targeting specific high-hazard industries. The NEP includes an added focus on workers at serious risk, and on employers that engage in retaliation against employees who complain about unsafe conditions or for exercising other rights protected by federal law. In the primary target industries list, OSHA identified full-service restaurants and limited service restaurants for targeted inspections. All restaurants may be subject to an OSHA inspection under this NEP, and can anticipate that OSHA will become much more aggressive about inspections and issuing citations with large penalties.

This one-hour webinar will offer attendees an in-depth review of OSHA’s NEP and how OSHA, in the Biden Administration, may potentially negatively affect the inspected restaurant and the company’s business objectives. The session will outline steps all restaurants should take now to secure OSHA compliance in your workplaces. This session will also provide attendees essential to-do tips if OSHA shows up to inspect your restaurant. This will include an outline of your business’ legal rights, the legal limitation of the OSHA inspector during an inspection, and the relationship of OSHA inspections to other regulatory and business responsibilities.

Presenters: Charles Caulkins and Ed Foulke, partners in the employment law firm of Fisher Phillips.

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