Responding to Construction Safety Violations
An OSHA violation can expose your company to significant fines and abatement costs, and possibly delay your construction project or bring additional government scrutiny. The Texas construction lawyers at Andrews Myers, P.C.,provide knowledgeable advice and seasoned OSHA citation defense for compliance issues and administrative proceedings.
Based in Houston, our construction law attorneys serve contractors and related businesses in coastal Texas and statewide. We advise and represent clients confronted with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) citations and other enforcement actions arising from alleged violations of the Occupational Safety and Health Act. As active participants in industry trade association safety committees and other groups consulting on OSHA-industry association issues, members of our firm are in a unique position to understand how enforcement affects businesses in the construction industry.
Proactive Response for Compliance and Negotiation
If OSHA officials showed up at a work site and discovered health hazards or safety concerns, early intervention is critical. Our construction lawyers bring more than 20 years of experience with OSHA citations and administrative hearings. We work quickly to ascertain the potential liability and engage OSHA officials in informal negotiations to avoid the distraction and expense of formal proceedings. We can often resolve cases with proof of abatement measures to rectify the hazard and perhaps a minor fine.
If no resolution is possible, we can capably defend clients against the claim. We have handled OSHA citations involving scaffolding, excavation, harnesses and fall protection, hard hats and eye protection, tools and machinery, and failure to provide drinking water to construction workers, among many other work site issues.
Any time a death or serious injury occurs at a construction site, OSHA will soon show up and start interviewing people. Contact Texas construction lawyers at Andrews Myers to protect your interests and limit the fallout.