The Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) mission is to make workplaces safe across all industries through a variety of educational and enforcement initiatives. They have a vast set of regulations covering a myriad of circumstances, from fall protection equipment to ladder safety to hazard communication, among many others. While all workplaces should strive to create and maintain a safe environment for employees, the process of being OSHA compliant can be challenging for many companies. However, it’s critical to maintain compliance. Failure to do so can result in fines, time lost, and negative publicity. With OSHA compliance being such a complex, yet vital task, the guidance of an OSHA lawyer can be the difference between continued business success and costly interruptions.
Why OSHA Lawyers Are Critical to Your Business
To deal with OSHA regulations and the issues that your business may face if it is found to be out of compliance, you need the help of an experienced OSHA lawyer. This person understands the complexities of these regulations and can help you in two ways. Proactively, they can help you build a safety plan to maintain compliance. OSHA lawyers can also defend you should a complaint be filed or represent you during an inspection.
What Can an OSHA Lawyer Do for Your Business?
Aside from guiding you through the process of maintaining OSHA compliance, the OSHA lawyers at Cotney Attorneys & Consultants have a wealth of experience helping clients successfully navigate the complaint process. This includes:
- Representing you during the inspection: If OSHA comes to your site for an inspection, we can be there as your representative, ensuring your interests are protected. We can also train your employees on procedures for OSHA inspections.
- Participating in conferences: We attend the conference with the OSHA inspector to both guide our clients through the process and negotiate a resolution.
- Deal with violations: Our OSHA lawyers help our clients understand why they have received OSHA violations and work on their behalf to lessen the penalties associated with them.
If you would like to speak with an experienced OSHA lawyer, please contact us today.
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.