The Occupation Safety and Health Association (OSHA), is a division of the United States Department of Labor that enforces workplace safety and health regulations and standards. OSHA’s mission is to help employers reduce and eliminate job-related illnesses, injuries, and fatalities through a number of compliance initiatives such as:
- Citations and fines
- Outreach and training
- Voluntary programs, alliances, and partnerships
What a Miami OSHA Lawyer Can Do For You
OSHA safety rules and standards are vital for both employers and employees in the construction industry. Employers are charged with protecting their employees, but if an employee feels the work environment is hazardous, they can file a complaint or request an inspection. Our law firm has extensive experience with the complaint and inspection process and can help employers navigate through an OSHA inspection and dispute complaints through:
A Notice of Contest
A Notice of Contest is a written notice that is sent to an OSHA Area Director within 15 days of receiving a citation informing them of your intent to contest the citation.
Our Miami OSHA lawyers participate in local conferences on behalf of our clients in order to help them understand the alleged citation as well as negotiate a resolution.
Representation for Violations
We represent clients that have either serious, repeat, or willful violations against them. This includes violations based on fatalities.
Dealing with Inspectors
We provide clients with solutions for handling inspections and increasing workplace safety. We also make clients aware of their rights before, during, and after an inspection.
Pre and Post Inspection Assistance
Our OSHA lawyers understand how OSHA inspections work and can help you prepare by instructing you on how to handle unexpected inspections. We can also meet with you to prepare for a scheduled inspection as well as accompany you during the inspection. If the inspector finds something worthy of a violation, as your OSHA lawyer, we help you deal with the offense to lessen the impact it will have on your business.
OSHA Violations Impact Your Business
OSHA violations come with fines and penalties that vary based on the level of offense. As your legal representative, we work diligently to reduce your fines based on your business size, your citation track record with OSHA, and even your recordkeeping practices.
If you would like to speak with one of our OSHA lawyers in Miami, please contact us at 954.210.8735, or submit our contact request form.
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.