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A Deep Dive Into Periodic Lockout/Tagout Inspections
Presented by Aaron Gelb and Beeta Lashkari

Year in and year out, OSHA’s Lockout/Tagout (Energy Control) standard is one of the most frequently cited standards. With the National Emphasis Program on Amputations continuing in 2022, employers are subject to inspections focusing on their LOTO programs and practices even if there are no serious injuries or complaints made about them. With increased scrutiny comes a greater risk of citations—particularly repeat violations—which can lead to employers being placed in OSHA’s Severe Violator Enforcement Program. Despite being such an important standard, OSHA’s LOTO rule continues to be one of the least understood. This webinar will take a deep dive into arguably one of the most confusing (not to mention, one of the most frequently cited) aspects of the LOTO rule – periodic inspections.

Participants in this webinar will learn about:

• OSHA’s enforcement of LOTO violations, including those around periodic inspections
• What the LOTO standard requires with respect to periodic inspections and how to conduct them in a manner that complies with the standard
• Common mistakes employers make regarding periodic LOTO inspections
• Compliance tips and best practices to help protect against Lockout/Tagout periodic inspection violations

Aug 10, 2022 01:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Speakers

Aaron R. Gelb
Partner, OSHA • Workplace Safety and Labor • Employment Practice Groups, Conn Maciel Carey LLP
Aaron R. Gelb is the partner in charge of Conn Maciel Carey’s Chicago office and leads the firm’s Midwest OSHA practice, representing employers during inspections, investigations, and enforcement actions involving fed OSHA and state OSH programs. In addition to managing the full range of litigation against OSHA, Aaron reviews safety policies and procedures, manages audit programs, and helps develop and present training on a variety of topics. Aaron serves as the primary workplace safety and health education provider to the Illinois Manufacturers Association and is a frequent speaker on such matters throughout the United States. Aaron also has extensive experience litigating equal employment opportunity matters in federal and state courts, having tried numerous cases to verdict and defended employers before the EEOC as well as fair employment agencies nationwide.
Beeta B. Lashkari
Associate, Conn Maciel Carey LLP
Beeta B. Lashkari is an associate in the Washington, DC office of Conn Maciel Carey LLP working in the OSHA practice group. Ms. Lashkari is a former Attorney-Advisor at the Chemical Safety Board (CSB), and advises and represents clients in a wide-range of inspections, investigations, and enforcement actions. Additionally, Ms. Lashkari manages workplace investigations by OSHA, CSB, EPA, and other state/local regulators, defending employers, as well as counseling clients, developing/reviewing safety policies, and providing compliance advice on myriad legal issues employers face in the workplace.