Workplace health and safety should be an employer’s top priority. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is an advocate for both employers and employees and provides a comprehensive library of resources to make both aware of rules and standards including their responsibilities and rights in the workplace.
OSHA’s Most Cited Violations
After extensive worksite inspections conducted by OSHA, the following areas are the most frequently cited standards that need to be addressed by employers:
- Hazard communications
- Fall protection
- Respiratory protection
- Machine guarding
- Electrical, wiring methods
- Powered industrial trucks
Safeguarding Your Employees and Business
Our Miami OSHA defense lawyers advise construction businesses of the importance of complying with OSHA safety standards to ensure they are operating a safe and healthy work environment. In turn, their employees will be protected from workplace hazards that lead to illness, injury, and in some cases, fatalities. The following are employer responsibilities under OSHA law:
- Implement training and safety programs
- Provide the right tools and personal protective equipment
- Keep procedure manuals up-to-date
- Post employee rights and responsibilities in the workplace
- Abide by OSHA record-keeping and reporting rules (OSHA Logs)
- Designate an authorized representative
- Prohibit discrimination and retaliation against employees who file complaints
Why Choose Our Miami OSHA Defense Lawyers?
Our firm excels in aggressive OSHA defense on the behalf of the entire construction industry. We have been recognized as Law Firm of the Year by various industry publications and award committees for our excellent work in defense against OSHA claims. We are skilled at negotiating during informal conferences, contesting citations, fine reductions, and preparing employers for the inspection process.
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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.