In most instances, after a workplace accident, regulatory investigations are conducted immediately by OSHA. It is imperative that all parties involved in an accident and key personnel move immediately to assess the occurrence as well as their company’s exposure to fines, violations, insurance coverage denial, and even criminal prosecution.
What is OSHA?
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is the federal agency charged with the task of ensuring that healthy and safe environments are established in businesses across the United States. The agency accomplishes this by creating policies and guidelines for workplace safety best practices. OSHA also provides resources to employers to help them comply with mandated regulations. Under OSHA law, businesses are expected to reduce workplace hazards, maintain reporting and recordkeeping of job-related injuries and illnesses, and establish training programs.
Employers Must Create a Safe Work Environment
Companies must provide employees with a hazard-free work environment. This means that employers must ensure they examine workplace conditions regularly to identify, minimize and reduce potential dangers. They must also provide safe tools and equipment, make employees aware of OSHA requirements, and report injuries and fatal accidents.
Texas OSHA Attorneys Representing Employers
Complying with OSHA regulations is not always easy. With ever-increasing penalties, it is critical that you seek out a Texas OSHA attorney who is familiar with OSHA’s extensive regulations. If you receive a citation, you should consult with an attorney immediately.
We are here to assist you, whether it’s responding to a citation, guiding your through the inspection process, or during informal conferences. We also provide OSHA defense to help you fight citations and negotiate and reduce penalties. If you need practical counsel to help prevent OSHA violations we are available to assist with audits and the development of safety programs.
If you would like to speak with an experienced Texas OSHA attorney, 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.