What is OSHA?
The Occupational Safety and Heath 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 jobsites 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.
Construction employers are legally required to adhere to OSHA workplace standards and regulations. It is within the employer’s best interest to prevent, eliminate, and minimize hazards on their jobsites. Failure to comply with OSHA requirements can result in citations, fines, and penalties.
If you are facing allegations of noncompliance, please call 813-579-3278 to consult with an OSHA defense attorney.