OSHA Compliance, Enforcement & Litigation
The OSHA attorneys of our Environmental Safety and Toxic Torts group have industry-leading credentials in the wide-ranging matters arising under the Occupational Safety and Health Act and its state counterparts.
Our OSHA attorneys have garnered unparalleled experience in OSHA accident and fatality investigations, union and employee complaints, whistleblower cases, and compliance with national and state enforcement programs and initiatives aimed at protecting employee safety and health. In addition to our nationally recognized OSHA defense practice, our attorneys proactively assist clients in establishing compliance programs for various OSHA standards and state civil and criminal workplace safety laws. We manage and oversee internal OSHA compliance audits and safety reviews. Our OSHA attorneys have experience in all of the federal OSHA jurisdictions and all of the state-run OSHA programs. We maintain a high degree of credibility with, and have earned the respect of OSHA area directors as well as the OSHA Review Commission. Our experience includes a substantial amount of successful litigation with numerous successes at trials and in appeals.
In addition to overseeing inspections and defense of OSHA citations, our OSHA attorneys provide immediate and comprehensive responses to workplace catastrophes that often lead to fatalities, multiple injuries, and evacuations. Our attorneys use their decades of experience to handle fatalities and serious injuries with professionalism and concern, while ensuring appropriate response to the regulatory investigations that inevitably follow a workplace catastrophe. Our catastrophe response team of attorneys manages not only the OSHA inspections arising from workplace catastrophes, they also handle investigations undertaken by EPA, the Chemical Safety Board, andunions, as well as media inquiries and any resulting environmental impacts.
Our OSHA attorneys have developed an unequaled practice defending clients in whistleblower cases arising under an assortment of federal statutes and programs across the country. We work closely with a team (that includes employment attorneys) to attain the effective resolution of whistleblower issues, achieve best practices in compliance and risk assessment and reduction, while keeping an eye on our clients’ long-term business goals. Our success stems from a keen understanding of the business needs of our clients, the motivations of OSHA and its whistleblower programs, and the intricacies of these actions.