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Best Practices with Audit and Incident Reports

October 20, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am


Safety and health audit and accident or near-miss investigations are invaluable tools to identify hazards at the workplace and improve safety, but what happens when a government regulator demands copies of the reports and/or recommendations from the audit or investigation?

When not done carefully or under attorney-client privilege, audit and investigation reports can serve as admission and/ or a roadmap for OSHA and MSHA investigators or plaintiffs’ attorneys regarding areas of non-compliance. This in turn can create a disincentive for employers to audit their facilities.

This webinar will explore the benefits of conducting audits and investigations so as to improve safety and compliance while also protecting the company and management from adverse use by a 3rd party litigants or regulators. We will review audit and investigation and report-writing strategies and best practices and discuss OSHA’S policy in self-audits and the reality of OSHA’s use of voluntary self-audits during inspections.

Participants in this webinar will learn about:

  • Implementing attorney-client privileged audit programs and investigations
  • Maintaining privilege over results of audits and investigations, while still effectively implementing findings
  • How OSHA or 3rd party litigants can use self-audits and inspections against an employer


Aaron Gelb | Partner, Conn Maciel Carey

Our Safety Moderator, Aaron Gelb, is a partner in Conn Maciel Carey’s Chicago office where he regularly advises and represents clients in relation to inspections, investigations, and enforcement actions involving federal OSHA and state OSH programs, while managing a full range of litigation against OSHA. Aaron attended Chicago and law school at the University of Texas- Austin.


Contact Name: Terri Graham
Contact Email: tgraham@ima-net.org


October 20, 2022
10:00 am - 11:30 am
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