For employers, including those operating in industries vulnerable to workplace-related injuries, illnesses, fatalities, and other safety and health hazards, ongoing compliance with the OSH Act as well as other safety and health statutes and requirements is a pervasive and increasing concern, including in response to the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. It is axiomatic, that with the need for implementing appropriate compliance measures and training programs, fulfilling reporting requirements, and responding to investigations, citations and worker complaints, having the support of a seasoned and diverse workplace safety and whistleblower team is not only advisable but essential.
Holland & Knight's award-winning and industry-recognized OSHA attorneys have represented clients in hundreds of different types of workplace safety and whistleblower actions and matters.
Our team of dedicated OSHA attorneys is poised to address any workplace safety concern, respond to any hazard issue, represent employers in any contested matter or defend against any whistleblower claim that you may be facing. We regularly counsel and advise clients with developing workplace safety policies to mitigate litigation risk and provide support in litigation and other adversarial proceedings. Our distinctive and customized integrated approach will enhance your company's response efforts as we efficiently gather and process information and draw support from throughout the firm's many practice areas. Our team relies on the support of lawyers from our labor and employment, construction, real estate, hospitality, retail, transportation, education, food, hazardous materials, manufacturing, distribution, regulatory, litigation, business and environmental law practices, to address aspects, concerns, issues and challenges unique to your business.
As OSHA standards and reporting requirements — often with wide-ranging consequences — change and become increasingly complex, including as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, employers look to their law firm partners for more than reactive advice and defensive representation. Holland & Knight's OSHA attorneys utilize a proactive, comprehensive approach and assist clients with not only complying with OSHA's often heavy demands, but also in managing the risks, as well as the costs, associated with noncompliance, by:
Our OSHA team has a proven track record of responding to catastrophic workplace events, including accidents causing serious illness, injuries, amputations, hospitalizations and fatalities such as those arising from explosions, fires, collapses and electrocutions. Our attorneys can swiftly deploy anywhere in the country to provide critical and timely support. Our team is often on-site within hours, dispensing services and supporting clients by:
Our OSHA attorneys regularly support dozens of diverse and uniquely situated companies through all phases of workplace investigations, citation response and contest process, including matters related to:
In more formal litigation matters, we have represented employers through:
Our experienced attorneys have represented an array of clients before OSHA on numerous of the more than 20 federal whistleblower statutes enforced by OSHA, including but not limited to:
Our whistleblower team's representation covers a variety of industry sectors such as aviation, railroad, maritime, commercial motor carrier, consumer product, food safety, environmental, financial reform and securities laws. Our firm's attorneys advise clients on proper training regimens, reporting chains and workplace policies to avoid whistleblower claims. Should our clients need to answer a whistleblower claim, our team of attorneys is equipped to vigorously defend such a complaint from the date of filing through the conclusion of any litigation. Whether claims are filed in federal court, state court or with OSHA, our attorneys are experienced and prepared to represent employers opposing whistleblower claims filed under numerous federal statutes and state laws.
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