Occupational Safety and Health Act
With the ever-increasing complexities of the workplace, and the extensive state and federal health and safety regulations, possessing a firm understanding of when regulations apply, and how penalties may be minimized or avoided, is crucial for employers. McKenna Long & Aldridge (MLA) helps clients understand these regulations, educates them on the best ways to avoid hazards, injuries, and citations; and has significant experience counseling clients who have been cited.
MLA is at the forefront of prevention, and consults with companies to minimize workplace liability and to reduce the likelihood of receiving citations. We have experience representing a wide range of manufacturing and service companies and industries, including construction, metal finishing, polishing operations, laundries, die casting, paint manufacturing, medial operations and can making.
Our attorneys navigate hazardous environments to find effective and economical solutions for clients to comply with federal and state, safety and health regulations. We advise employers on how to maintain records, and assist in the development of compliance programs and best practices. We also assist clients in implementing these programs properly, developing plans for dealing with catastrophic accidents, conducting safety and health audits, and preparing managers to deal with OSHA inspections.
MLA is adept at effectively managing inspections conducted by OSHA and its state plan counterparts, like California, and in negotiating favorable informal settlements of OSHA citations. In cases where an employer is subject to criminal or civil legal action based on alleged violations, we provide the acumen to vigorously defend clients against OSHA, and state civil and criminal enforcement actions to minimize and avoid liability.
Further, MLA recognizes that no workplace remains stagnant, and we continue to work with clients to address new safety and health issues as their businesses change and grow, and new regulations are adopted.
- October 6, 2011
- April 1, 2010