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OSHA Defense

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.

If you are facing allegations of noncompliance, please call 813-579-3278 to consult with an OSHA defense attorney.

Resource Articles

01/26/2018

OSHA Update: New Year, New Direction?

Based on a significant shift in leadership, many are speculating on possible changes to OSHA’s practices enforcement  going into 2018.  Given the current administration’s reputation for opposing regulation, some believe that OSHA will start to favor compliance rather than enforcement.
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Workers' Comp Insurance Rate Cut Effective January 1

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Local Licensing Laws Challenged

Local licensing laws have historically been difficult to navigate.  Ranging from licenses that are not identified in Florida Statutes such as masonry or counter-top installer...

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