Is your work environment safe and healthy? It should be. A safe workplace is the mission of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA). Under the Department of Labor, OSHA works diligently to enforce standards and regulations through education and training for employers and workers alike. As Tallahassee OSHA defense lawyers, we want to ensure you understand what is required of you to help you stay in compliance.
OSHA’s Safety Standards
There are standards that employers and employees must comply with to avoid OSHA violations. Employers have responsibilities and workers have rights. To meet these standards, some of the standards OSHA of employers are as follows:
- Proper record-keeping
- Protective equipment
- Identify hazards
- Reporting of injuries and fatalities
- Protection for temporary workers
In addition to providing help to employers, OSHA outlines rights for workers. Workers have the right to:
- Request an inspection
- File a complaint
- Review records
- Protection from workplace hazards
- Perform work with safe gear and equipment
The Value of an OSHA Defense Attorney
We are well-acquainted with OSHA law and regulations. We understand the entire complaint, inspection, and citation process and represent professionals at all levels in the construction industry. Our representation consists of defending clients against citations and violations as well as representing them during inspections and hearings. We also assist workers who may be experiencing workplace injuries and fatalities.
If you’ve received a citation, it’s imperative you contact one of our OSHA defense attorneys in Tallahassee to help you file a Notice of Contest. We can also help you navigate through the three stages of 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.