You fail to reach an informal settlement agreement with the area director. You file a Notice to Contest within the required 15-day period. Your case is assigned to an administrative law judge (ALJ). Prepare a document summarizing the case you will submit to the ALJ.
The document should, at a minimum, discuss the following issues:
▪ which citations and penalties you would contest,
▪ the reasoning behind each contested citation and/or penalty,
▪ documents you would bring to the hearing,
▪ individuals you would use at the hearing,
▪ how the case before the ALJ differs from the informal conference,
▪ what information will be presented before the ALJ that was not
presented in the informal conference, and
▪ what information you would request from OSHA as part of discovery.

Your response must be a minimum of two pages in length, using at least one reference. All sources must be cited in the text and on the reference page, using APA style.

Notice to Contest