Do you know what to do when a representative of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration comes to your business? Do your employees know? At Hendershot, Cannon & Hisey, P.C., our goal is to make sure employers protect their businesses by taking appropriate steps during and after OSHA inspections.
We are a Houston-based law firm that advises Texas businesses on how to prepare for and act during an OSHA inspection. Our firm provides representation for every step of the inspection process, from preventative compliance to defense against citations. In short, we are equipped to help businesses with any OSHA-related legal issue. Call (713) 489-2028 or contact us online to discuss your case in a consultation.
Our lawyers know that OSHA officers usually ask to see the facility manager or the site superintendent, depending on the type of work site. As the OSHA inspector's first contact, there are certain steps he or she should take to ensure your rights are protected through the inspection process.
When an OSHA inspector arrives, the manager or superintendent should:
Here's an important tip:
Consider whether work at the site can stop while an inspection is conducted. By shutting down operations, businesses can reduce the risk that officers will uncover additional OSHA violations.
During an OSHA inspection, all employees should remember the following:
Managers or superintendents should:
These are only some of the steps that businesses should take to ensure that their sites are safe for workers and that employers are adequately protected during OSHA inspections. For the best protection, call us immediately when an accident happens or an injury occurs.
Few law firms have provided OSHA law guidance for as long as we have, and few offer our comprehensive legal services. The attorneys at Hendershot, Cannon & Hisey, P.C. help businesses develop written OSHA compliance policies, safety training procedures, and policies for managing OSHA inspections. We provide guidance during and after OSHA inspections, and we represent businesses in all dealings with OSHA-including administrative hearings and appeals. To learn more about how our law firm can help you, call (713) 489-2028 or reach out to us online. We serve businesses throughout Texas and nationwide in all OSHA-related matters.