OSHA


Ulmer & Berne’s OSHA practice focuses on assisting our clients from the plant floor to the courtroom. Achieving compliance with federal and state workplace safety and health laws and regulations requires a specialized knowledge of subject statutes, the workplace environment and the governmental agencies and officials responsible for enforcement. Our OSHA attorneys have this knowledge and experience and are prepared to:

Our OSHA attorneys have this knowledge and experience and are prepared to:
  • Counsel employers to be proactive so as to reduce the risk of workplace hazards and the exposure to OSHA citations and penalties
  • Conduct compliance audits of safety and health programs
  • Manage accident investigations
  • Advise clients during governmental investigations and actively participate so as to present the employer’s position at an early stage and potentially avoid costly contests
  • Protect the clients’ interests in ancillary matters such as workers’ compensation and/or injury claims
  • Represent employers before OSHA to attempt to negotiate a favorable resolution of a citation without proceeding to contest
  • Defend cited employers before the Review Commission and appellate courts
  • Represent clients who are charged with discriminating against “whistle-blowing” employees
  • Conduct training programs both on the substantive requirements of pertinent regulations and on the practical procedures to be followed

Representative Experience