Adhering to federal and state health and safety statutes, rules and regulations is an essential component of doing business. Businesses can avoid scrutiny from federal and state regulators and, more importantly, maintain a safe and healthy work environment by taking proactive measures to understand applicable legal requirements and how they affect workplace practices and procedures. Failure to do so can put an organization's employees' health, as well as its own legal health, at substantial risk.
Our lawyers are experienced advising employers in workplace health and safety matters and representing them in workplace safety litigation before Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
A substantial component of our employee safety and health practice involves defending employers in enforcement actions driven by OSHA or other government agencies. Unlike some firms, our OSHA lawyers are experienced trial lawyers who try cases themselves before the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission and in the courts.
Our years of practical litigation experience in workplace safety law also enable us to help companies in every industry develop policies and procedures to comply with health and safety regulations. We also conduct due diligence reviews of health and safety practices and issues during mergers and acquisitions, including providing advice regarding a company's compliance with current regulations and identifying areas of risk.