The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) strives to keep workplaces across all industries safe through the use of inspections and educational programs. Their mission is important and they are successful in their efforts to halt careless and harmful practices that put employees at risk. In their efforts to keep workers safe, they create a great deal of regulations. Some of them prove complicated and hard to accurately follow for many businesses. However, failure to comply with OSHA policies can lead to severe penalties. At times, even companies who intend to provide a safe environment for employees suffer.
If you have recently received an OSHA citation, it’s critical that you contact the OSHA defense lawyers at Cotney Construction Law immediately. They can assess the situation and begin building a defense that can lead to a positive outcome in your case.
How Can OSHA Defense Lawyers Help You?
There are a number of ways that an OSHA defense lawyer can guide your company when dealing with OSHA, both from a proactive and reactive standpoint.
The OSHA defense lawyers at Cotney Construction Law have a wealth of experience dealing directly with OSHA and a great understanding of the nuances of their policies. They can provide the information needed to ensure that you maintain compliance.
Preparing for Inspections
You can’t control when you will have an OSHA inspection, but you can prepare for it. We can help by providing tips for how to best present your company during this process. We can also represent you at the OSHA inspection.
Contesting an OSHA Citation
If you received an OSHA citation, it’s important that you act quickly. You have 15 days from the date that the citation is received to file a Notice of Intent to Contest. An OSHA defense lawyer can gather evidence and build a case to get your fine reduced or eliminated.
Represent You at an Informal Hearing
Our OSHA defense lawyers can represent you at this important meeting. The informal meeting with your OSHA area director gives you an opportunity to learn why you received a citation and about the penalties. An OSHA defense lawyer can negotiate the terms of the citation at this time.
If you would like to speak with one of our experienced OSHA defense lawyers, 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.