Abiding by workplace regulations, such as those instituted by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), is all a part of operating a thriving construction business. Unfortunately, there are employers who disregard these rules through lack of concern or ignorance. However, there are employers who value workplace safety and even with their best efforts, some issues may slip through the cracks.
Our Miami OSHA attorneys provide representation and aggressive defense to those in the construction industry dealing with OSHA complaints, citations, and violations—no matter the level offense.
How Can Businesses Prepare Themselves?
Businesses can prevent or deal with an existing OSHA complaint and citation by preparing in the following ways:
- Accurate record-keeping
- Dispute a citation with a Notice of Contest
- Seek out ways to reduce fines
- Refraining from retaliating against employees who submit complaints
- Request an informal conference
- Ask OSHA for proof against a citation
- Respond to citations quickly
- Post violation in a visible location near or where the incident occurred
Ways to Avoid Complaints
In order to align with OSHA standards, businesses must become familiar with rules and regulations and implement a plan to prevent violations. This can be done through enforcing safety rules, securing the workplace against common hazards, conducting safety audits, using the right personal protective equipment, and most importantly, paying attention to and addressing employees’ concerns.
How Miami OSHA Attorneys Help You
OSHA attorneys are intimately familiar with OSHA regulations, complaint, and inspection processes, our OSHA attorneys can assist you in the prevention of claims as well as represent you during the complaint process. We will help you fight citations, prepare for inspections, get your fines and penalties reduced, and aggressively defend those with serious, repeat, and willful violations. Our assistance is based on your unique situation, so do not hesitate to reach out to our firm for guidance on your particular issue.
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Disclaimer: The information contained in this article is for general educational information only. This information does not constitute legal advice, is not intended to constitute legal advice, nor should it be relied upon as legal advice for your specific factual pattern or situation.