OSHAInspection Defense Lawyers
Defending You Against Potential OSHA Citations
When an officer from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration appears, many employers allow an inspection of their worksite 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, Cowart & 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. If you are already facing an OSHA citation or are in need of an OSHA law defense attorney, we can help.
Is Your Business at Risk of an OSHA Citation?
While any employer can be cited for OSHA 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:
- Fall protection
- Scaffolding or other risks of falls
- Electrical exposure
- Heavy equipment
- Trenches or holes
- Confined spaces
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, Cowart & Hisey, P.C. understand OSHA's safety standards and what inspectors look for during inspections.
Common Reasons for OSHA Inspections
Inspectors may appear at a worksite for several reasons, including:
- An injury or death on the site
- A complaint from an employee or former employee
- To determine whether an employer is in compliance after a previous citation
- Random inspections
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.
Learn more about how to prepare for an OSHA inspection by reading our page on the topic.
Experienced OSHA Lawyers at Hendershot, Cowart & Hisey, P.C.
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. 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.
Call us today at (713) 489-2028 or contact us online through our short, simple form.