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When an employer has been cited by OSHA for a violation of a regulation or standard, there is a certification process that must be followed to comply. Abatement certifications require the employer to provide documented corrective actions fixing the violation identified within a time frame determined by the Agency.
OSHA inspections are intended to identify hazards with the result of fixing, or abating, the hazard to protect workers. Abatement applies to employers who receive citations after an inspection.
This summary of requirements identifies OSHA’s procedures to make sure the violations are corrected. The steps are dependent on the type of violation and what the employer does to fix it.
The standard establishes requirements that employers must follow when abating a citation for violations of the OSH Act. The requirements from the standard are summarized below: