The mission of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is to ensure that employers are providing their employees with a workplace that is healthy and safe. The regulations set forth by OSHA requires compliance from all employers in all industries, especially those in high-hazard industries. A safe and healthy work environment reduces workplace injuries, worker’s compensation claims, and a loss of productivity. As a result, employee morale will increase.
Our Alabama OSHA defense attorneys are well-versed in OSHA law and understand that its numerous regulations can be difficult to meet at times. This is why OSHA also provides training, outreach, and education to help employers stay in compliance.
If you are having difficulty meeting OSHA requirements or you need assistance with an inspection, defense against a citation or any other OSHA-related issue, we are here to help.
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The OSHA inspection is a multi-step process that could end with a citation. Being prepared for an OSHA inspection is critical. These inspections are likely to occur unexpectedly, so you need to be prepared beforehand. Our Alabama OSHA defense attorneys can prepare your staff to handle an unexpected inspection and represent you during the inspection to ensure it goes smoothly.
If an OSHA inspector finds any violations, they must issue a citation and proposed penalty within six months of the occurrence. You have the right to an informal conference or to contest the citation. If you want to contest the citation, contact an Alabama OSHA defense attorney immediately. We will prepare for the settlement conference and evaluate whether there is a strong argument to contest the citation.
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We know that OSHA’s primary goal is to correct workplace hazards and maintain compliance. Nevertheless, OSHA will issue citations and collect penalties for offenses. Not only will we guide you through the inspection and the citation process, we will help you develop safety programs to stay on top of compliance, and fight employee retaliation claims on your behalf.
If you would like to speak with an experienced Alabama OSHA defense attorney, please contact us at 1-866-303-5868, 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.