What is OSHA?
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is an agency of the U.S. Department of Labor that was put in place to regulate and assure safe and healthy working conditions for employees. One of the main functions of OSHA is to inspect the safety and health conditions of job sites to ensure construction businesses are in compliance. OSHA has developed many standards by which construction businesses are legally bound to adhere. If an OSHA inspector finds that these standards are not being met, a citation will be issued and serious penalties can be assessed.
OSHA Defense: Notice of Contest
If you have been issued a citation for alleged non-compliance with OSHA rules and regulations the first step would be to engage an experienced OSHA defense attorney in Tampa to file a Notice of Contest. A Notice of Contest is a written notification that is sent to the OSHA area director giving notification that you intend to contest the citation, time set for abatement, or proposed penalty. This should be done within 15 days of receiving the citation. Failure to provide a Notice of Contest within 15 days affirms and finalizes the citation, which means penalties will be enforced.
A Tampa OSHA Defense Attorney On Your Side
In order to reduce and even avoid harsh penalties, it is important to have an experienced Tampa OSHA defense attorney as your representation when dealing with an OSHA citation. The process for dealing with these types of violations can be very frustrating and extremely complex. Our team at Cotney Construction Law is highly experienced in OSHA defense, and has an extensive background in representing contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, manufacturers and others in the construction industry.
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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.