According to OSHA policy, employers across all industries have a duty to provide a safe environment for their employees. The government agency encourages the actions of employers through educational programs that discuss policies and demonstrate best practices. OSHA also enforces policy through the use of inspections and levying fines if companies are found out of compliance.
If an OSHA inspector has paid a visit to your worksite and in turn cited you for violations, the penalties can be severe. Currently, fines for OSHA violations can be as high as $70,000. These penalties may also lead to negative publicity for your company. That’s why it’s critical to contact an OSHA defense attorney as soon as you interact with OSHA.
What OSHA Defense Attorneys Can Do for You
OSHA regulations can be complex in nature. An OSHA defense attorney understands the regulations and can protect your interests, whether you are contesting a citation or if you want to put measures in place to avoid a citation.
Specifically, OSHA defense attorneys can help you in the following matters:
- Safety Planning: The best way to deal with an OSHA citation is to put measures in place that prevent you from receiving one. An OSHA defense attorney can review your job site and inform you of potential violations based on their experience with OSHA policy.
- Inspection Preparation: You may not know when an OSHA inspector will make a visit to your job site, but you can be prepared when they arrive. Our OSHA defense attorneys can guide you through the process and ensure that you know your rights and can show evidence of compliance.
- Notice of Intent to Contest Preparation: If you receive a citation, you will have 15 days to contest it. An attorney can gather evidence on your behalf and help you determine how best to approach your notice of contest so that a positive outcome is more likely.
Why an OSHA Defense Attorney from Cotney Construction Law?
The OSHA defense attorneys at Cotney Construction Law have achieved positive results for employers in a variety of industries. We are well-versed in OSHA regulations and constantly stay abreast of policy changes. We have the experience, know-how, and determination to not only guide you through the process of dealing with OSHA, but protect your interest as well.
If you would like to speak with one of our experienced OSHA defense attorneys, 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.