Roetzel attorneys counsel clients across multiple industries to assist them in meeting and maintaining full compliance with all standards required by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). As a part of our extensive services, we offer assistance in the development of safety manuals and programs, as well as proper recordkeeping, with a goal toward the prevention of workplace illnesses, injuries and fatalities. Further, Roetzel counsels clients on the proper response to an OSHA inspection at their premises. We also represent them should they receive OSHA citations and counsel them in contesting and litigating the citations and fines that may result.

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Representative Services

  • Perform on-site audits to ensure compliance with OSHA requirements
  • Litigation of complex OSHA charges before the Occupational Safety & Health Review Commission
  • OSHA compliance, safety programs, safety manuals
  • OSHA standards, complaints, responses, and inspections

Representative Matters

  • Successfully negotiated a settlement with OSHA that involved a substantial reduction in penalties for the client and saved the client several million dollars by avoiding expensive (and unnecessary) upgrades OSHA initially required to CNC machines
  • Counsel for chrome platers on OSHA and related matters
  • Assisted a telecommunications company with an emergency response effort associated with a fatality that occurred when an employee erecting a cellular phone tower fell to his death. We represented the company through the OSHA investigation and subsequent lawsuit brought by the decedent's family. We minimized the client's liability exposure and worked cooperatively with OSHA to resolve the investigation, without a finding of fault or a statutory violation on behalf of the company
  • Assisted a public utility with an OSHA investigation resulting from an electrocution fatality; we minimized the company's liability exposure by insuring that the OSHA investigation did not result in any serious or willful violations. We entered into a settlement agreement with OSHA that prevented disclosure of its terms and admissibility in subsequent legal proceedings
  • Defended a roofing company before OSHA in a fall-protection case where the company allegedly failed to provide or require the use of fall protection; we successfully defended all citations based upon a claim of employee misconduct with no adverse findings or penalties being assessed
  • Negotiated a favorable settlement with OSHA for a manufacturing client, resulting in a substantial decrease in fines and the withdrawal of two willful citations
  • Minimized a public utility company's liability exposure in an Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) investigation about an electrocution fatality

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