We have one of the nation’s largest groups dedicated to OSHA matters, deploying broad experience and in-depth knowledge of the regulatory landscape on behalf of our clients. Our team includes the former general counsel of the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission, the federal agency that determines workplace safety disputes, and a former Environmental Protection Agency Enforcement Division attorney. Our advocates have decades of experience and understand how workplace safety issues may interact with all facets of the law, including labor and environmental issues. We are able to provide insightful counsel and a practical, solution-oriented approach. We routinely guide clients through complex workplace safety issues with responsive advice that serves their business interests.
Working proactively to minimize risk, our nationally recognized attorneys guide clients through health and safety audits under attorney-client privilege, provide compliance counseling, and assist in assembling and training teams to work with OSHA inspectors to reduce the risks associated with citations and penalties. In the face of increasing regulation and rapidly escalating administrative penalties, we are experienced in achieving favorable settlements of citations, as well as successfully contesting them. Our attorneys also are experienced with coordinating responses to multiple government agencies in the event of a workplace incident, and we are prepared to defend against both criminal charges and civil lawsuits. We protect your business, your assets and your reputation.
With a nationwide presence, we assist clients in a broad range of industries, including manufacturing, chemical, food, energy, construction and healthcare sectors. In addition, we work seamlessly with our highly regarded employment practice and with BakerHostetler’s other relevant practice areas, from white-collar investigations and whistleblower actions to class-action defense and environmental issues.
Among the services we provide are:
- OSHA negotiation and litigation at the state and federal levels
- Counsel regarding OSHA inspections
- Effective handling of whistleblower complaints
- Compliance counseling
- Compliance audits
- Conducting health and safety audits
- Formulating best safety practices for clients
- Crisis management advice and assistance