If you know what the letters OSHA stand for, your business has probably been faced with responding to, or negotiating resolution of, an investigation by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”). OSHA is a part of the United States Department of Labor. Congress enacted the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 “ to assure safe and healthful working conditions for working men and women … .” [cite] [Public Law 91-596, 84 Stat. 1590, 91st Congress, S.2193] Many businesses are not familiar with the standards related to their industry that OSHA enforces, nor the import of their obligations under these standards.
The attorneys at Hanshaw Kennedy Hafen, LLP have assisted many businesses through the testy OSHA waters when faced with catastrophic injuries or events on their job sites. When an employee (or former employee) makes an anonymous complaint to OSHA about your business, it can blindside productivity when an investigation is opened and an OSHA representative shows up in your reception area. From simple OSHA subpoena requests for information to full blown investigations, Hanshaw Kennedy Hafen, LLP can educate and guide you to protect your business now and in any future endeavors.