Regardless of industry or size, every employer will face challenges in the area of safety in their workplaces. Under OSHA law, Florida employers are obligated to provide employees with a safe and healthy workplace. Complying with OSHA can be a daunting task especially when factoring in standards and regulations at the state and federal levels. Today’s regulatory environment is indeed heightened, but our Florida OSHA defense lawyers are here to help.
Frequently Cited OSHA Violations
Employers must be proactive in the prevention of OSHA violations. The first step in prevention is knowledge. Annually, OSHA releases a list of the most frequently violated standards that are cited during an inspection across all industries.
- Fall protection
- Hazard communication
- Respiratory protection
- Powered industrial truck
- Machine guarding
- Electrical (wiring)
- Electrical (general)
The list is just a starting point. A wide range of hazards and regulations are covered on OSHA’s website. Employers are urged to go above and beyond the minimal requirements to ensure they are fostering a culture of safety, increased morale, and productivity.
How Our OSHA Defense Lawyers Help Employers
Our Florida OSHA defense lawyers work with clients to create safer and healthier workplaces that comply with OSHA standards and regulations. When conducting workplace health and safety audits, standards such as fall protection, hazard communication, scaffolding, machine guarding, electrical wiring, excavation, and all other standards that are heavily scrutinized by OSHA are monitored for satisfaction. Through workplace audits, we help employers to identify and eliminate risks that could lead to a violation. In the event that serious injuries or fatalities occur in the workplace, we help employers manage OSHA-related procedures.
Protect Your Company’s Future With Cotney Construction Law
It is more important than ever to keep your reputation intact. An OSHA infraction could have a negative effect on your business and bottom line. Our attorneys routinely defend companies in the construction industry as well as other industries against OSHA complaints and citations. If you have questions regarding OSHA audits, inspections, the claims process, or contesting a citation, a Florida OSHA defense lawyer is here to help you mitigate safety risks and represent your best interest throughout the entire process.
If you would like to speak with an experienced Florida OSHA defense lawyer, 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.