The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is an organization within the Department of Labor charged with the task of protecting employees in workplaces throughout the country. They accomplish this task through performing unannounced inspections and levying fines for violating regulations. If you have received a citation from OSHA, there’s no time to waste. You only have 15 days to contest the citation or request an abatement. After that, you’re subject to pay that fine, which can be steep in many cases. Your first call should be to an OSHA attorney with the experience and expertise to build a plan to reduce or eliminate OSHA fines.
OSHA Attorneys at Cotney Attorneys & Consultants
At Cotney Attorneys & Consultants, our OSHA attorneys have a wealth of experience working with OSHA and have achieved favorable results for countless clients. Our attorneys are OSHA policy experts whose expertise is consistently requested for speaking engagements and articles on the topic. Whether you want to act proactively or need to act reactively, we can help you achieve a positive outcome when dealing with OSHA.
Why Work With an OSHA Attorney?
The OSHA attorneys at Cotney Attorneys & Consultants can guide you through all aspects of working with OSHA, including:
- Pre-Inspection Prep: We understand the complexities of OSHA regulations as well as the inspection process and can work with you to ensure that you are not only compliant but can easily demonstrate it to an inspector.
- Inspection Representation: If an OSHA inspector arrives and they don’t happen to have a search warrant, you have a right to contact your OSHA attorney and have them represent you during the inspection. Doing so will ensure that you understand your rights are properly represented.
- Post-Inspection Representation: If you receive an OSHA citation, you have a few options. Aside from simply paying the fine, you have the option of filing a notice of intent to contest. An OSHA attorney can gather evidence on your behalf, assess the situation, and help you craft the notice. We can also represent you at an informal meeting with the OSHA area director. They can negotiate on your behalf to reduce penalties.
If you would like to speak with an experienced OSHA attorney, 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.