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When to Contact an OSHA Defense Lawyer

When your construction jobsite is handling claims, inspections, or citations from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), it’s time to contact an OSHA attorney. No matter if you’re a seasoned professional or new to the industry, you should contact an attorney before starting any construction project and maintain contact with them throughout the duration […]

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Why Hire OSHA Defense Lawyers

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) was created to protect employees from preventable injuries and deaths. Since its creation, thousands of lives have been saved. In fact, worker injuries and illnesses are down from 10.9 incidents per 100 workers in 1972 to 2.8 per 100 in 2017, and worker deaths in America are down […]

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Why an OSHA Defense Attorney is an Asset

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) performs thousands of inspections each year to ensure that construction companies are abiding by important safety regulations. Although your company may be familiar with OSHA standards, an OSHA defense attorney can still be an important asset to your company. For instance, an OSHA attorney can guide you through […]

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What OSHA Standards Apply to COVID-19?

At the time this article is being written, the number of confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Tennessee has climbed to over 700 — not even a week after Nashville Mayor John Cooper declared a state of emergency for Metro Nashville and Davidson County. For many workers in the construction industry, COVID-19 has already struck […]

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7 Ways to Avoid OSHA Citations

OSHA citations can be costly for construction companies of all sizes. Some types of citations require the jobsite to shut down until you can resolve the safety concerns identified in the citation. In this editorial, a Charlotte construction lawyer gives you seven strategies for reducing your risk of receiving an OSHA citation so that your […]

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How OSHA Defense Attorneys Help with Common Workplace Incidents

Keeping your jobsite in compliance with regulations provided by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) can prevent on-the-job injuries and fatalities. However, despite best efforts, both minor and major injuries can still occur. In fact, according to recent statistics, over 20 percent of work-related fatalities were in the construction industry — which means that, […]

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How OSHA Attorneys Can Help After Workplace Accidents

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations have proven to reduce dangerous incidents on construction sites. In fact, American worker deaths have decreased from 38 deaths per day in 1970 to 14 per day in 2017, and workplace related injuries and illnesses are down from 10.9 percent to 2.8 percent in the same timeframe, according […]

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2020 OSHA Workplace Safety Penalties to Increase

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is increasing workplace safety penalties for 2020. The new penalties went into effect on January 15, 2020 and apply to any penalties assessed after January 15th. OSHA increased the penalties to comply with the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act. The act was passed by Congress on November […]

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Why Your Business Needs an OSHA Defense Attorney

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) was created after the OSH Act of 1970 in an effort to “assure safe and healthful working conditions for working men and women; by authorizing enforcement of the standards developed under the Act…” Although many businesses strictly abide by the regulations provided by OSHA, nearly two-thirds of all […]

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Why OSHA Lawyers Are Important to Work With Before a Citation

Each year, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) conducts over 33,000 inspections. Of those inspections, nearly two-thirds are cited for some compliance-related issue. With that statistic in mind, preparing for an inspection can be stressful. Although your construction company may be well versed in jobsite regulations, OSHA attorneys can help your team prepare for […]

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