We advise employers in a broad range of industries on workplace safety issues and provide representation in claims involving the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA). Applying our extensive experience with federal and state worker safety and health-related requirements, we serve as national counsel for companies of all sizes, including many Fortune 500 companies.
Companies that proactively manage employee safety programs are more likely to avoid costly lawsuits. We provide preventive counseling and help clients develop efficient management systems and comprehensive training programs to do just that. Our lawyers also direct compliance audits and internal safety investigations on work sites for employers throughout the country.
Because accidents do not always occur during normal business hours, we are available 24/7 to respond to inspections, accidents, fatalities, injuries and evacuations. Clients count on us to handle catastrophes calmly and professionally and provide guidance on appropriately responding to investigations by OSHA, MSHA, state and federal environmental regulators, unions and the media.
We have litigated many citations in hearings and on appeal before the Occupational Safety & Health Review Commission (OSHRC) and Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission (FMSHRC). Our track record and credibility have earned the respect of many OSHA and MSHA area directors, Department of Labor solicitors and the OSHRC and FMSHRC.
We focus on our clients’ objectives to render excellent service in a cost-effective manner. We achieve efficient, effective settlements, assist with economical abatement measures and vigorously contest citations to protect our clients’ operations and reputations. We have settled numerous claims – often getting them withdrawn, dismissed or reclassified, or penalties eliminated or reduced with no admission of liability.
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