One of the most important responsibilities for business owners across industries is the safety of employees. Not only is the welfare of your employees vital to their well being, it’s important to your business as well. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) provides guidelines for companies through the establishment and enforcement of regulations. The challenge for many businesses is the complexity of these regulations. Even companies who are trying to do the right thing can be found to be out of compliance. That’s why it’s crucial to have a Tennessee OSHA attorney from Cotney Construction Law on your side to make sure that your interests are protected.
Why are Tennessee OSHA Attorneys So Important?
The Tennessee OSHA attorneys at Cotney Construction Law have extensive experience in all expects of OSHA policy and procedure. They can guide you in a variety of ways, both proactively and reactively. We can help you build a safety program that helps you maintain OSHA compliance. We can also prepare you for an OSHA inspection and represent you at the inspection, if needed. Should you receive a citation, a Tennessee OSHA attorney can assess the situation and negotiate on your behalf.
Options If Your Company Receives an OSHA Citation
If your company receives an OSHA citation, you have a number of options. This includes:
When you receive a citation, you will also receive a list of corrective actions that can be taken. A settlement can be established contingent on your completion of those actions. A Tennessee OSHA attorney can assess the details of your OSHA citation and work with the OSHA area director to negotiate a reduction in fines.
Notice of Intent to Contest
If you feel that your OSHA citation was inaccurate, you have the right to file a notice of intent to contest within 15 days of receiving the citation. Tennessee OSHA attorneys can help you by gathering evidence during the inspection and helping you form the notice.
It’s you right to request an informal meeting with the OSHA area director following your inspection. In this meeting, you can ask questions to give you a clear understand of the alleged violation. A Tennessee OSHA attorney can also negotiate a settlement at this time.
If you would like to speak with one of our experienced Tennessee OSHA 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.