When an officer from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration appears, many employers allow an inspection of their work site and then wait for days, weeks, or months to learn whether they will be cited for violations of federal safety regulations. At that point, employers often call an attorney for help-but they will be able to better protect their business by working with a lawyer long before they receive an OSHA citation.
If an injury has occurred on your site, call Hendershot, Cannon & Hisey, P.C. before OSHA arrives. We can lead you through your reporting requirements, depending on the nature of the accident. Our seasoned firm can also advise you on how to handle an inspection and can begin defending you against potential OSHA citations immediately after the inspection.
We have provided seasoned and proven counsel to businesses in Houston and throughout Texas for more than 25 years. Call (713) 489-2028 or contact us online for a consultation with our firm as soon as possible.
While any employer can be cited for violations of safety regulations, OSHA inspections are especially common at certain types of businesses. Our lawyers have represented manufacturers, employers with warehouses, employers in the food manufacturing industry, employers in roofing, trenching, excavation, refurbishing, scrap metal, rail businesses, and health care industry, and similar businesses in which workers are naturally exposed to danger.
Common dangers our firm has experience with includes:
Employers are required to follow complex OSHA regulations. General industry requirements apply to certain employers, and OSHA has additional specific requirements for construction employers. Hendershot, Cannon & Hisey, P.C. understand OSHA's safety standards and what inspectors look for during inspections.
Inspectors may appear at a work site for several reasons, including:
During an OSHA inspection, officers will often ask for safety records and other information. They may take measurements, samples, and interview employees. If your business has been inspected, do not wait to learn the results of the inspection before you work with an attorney. As soon as an OSHA inspector appears at your work site, our OSHA attorneys can begin gathering evidence, answering questions, presenting your position to OSHA, be present during interviews with management, and preparing a defense against any potential citations that are issued. We provide representation at all stages of the inspection and citation process, including administrative hearings and appeals.
Whether you are preparing for the possibility of an inspection or you have just received a citation, our law firm will provide you with the advice and guidance you need. Call us today at (713) 489-2028 or contact us online through our short, simple form. We serve clients throughout Texas. In addition to our main offices in Houston, we have offices where we are available by appointment in Galveston, Austin, Sugar Land and Corpus Christi.