What is OSHA?
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), was created following the passage of the OSH Act of 1970. Under the U.S. Department of Labor, the Act was created to protect employees in numerous industries by requiring employers to provide healthy and safe working conditions. Every year, thousands of injuries and fatalities occur on construction job sites due to unsafe working conditions. It is OSHA’s goal to decrease these incidents by enforcing workplace standards, conducting safety inspections, and by offering employers support in the form of training, outreach, and assistance.
OSHA Defense Attorneys
Construction employers are legally required to adhere to OSHA workplace standards and regulations. It is in the employer’s best interest to prevent, eliminate, and minimize hazards on their job sites. Failure to comply with OSHA requirements can result in citations, fines, and penalties.
We defend contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, manufacturers, and others in the construction industry against OSHA citations and complaints all across the United States. We are intimately familiar with the OSHA inspection and citation process and frequently lecture as a State Accredited Department of Business and Professional Education continuing education provider on legal issues pertaining to OSHA.
In addition to responding to citations and participating at informal conferences on behalf of clients at the local level, we have also represented clients at the regional level after the Notice of Contest has been issued through the initial complaint and hearing process as well as on appeal. We have represented clients with serious, repeat, and willful, repeat violations including citations based on fatalities. Our years of experience dealing with inspectors and area directors allow us to efficiently navigate the process and provide clients with legal advice focused on increasing workplace safety. Finally, our knowledge of the process allows us to manage crises due to injuries or fatalities sustained by employees.
Our OSHA Services Include:
- OSHA Record Keeping
- Workplace Accident Investigation
- Handling OSHA Inspections and Future Preparation
- Safety Training and Best Practices
- Drafting Safety Manuals
- Counseling and Advising
- Litigation and Trial of OSHA Citations
- OSHA Citation Negotiations and Resolution