Our Difference

Sherman & Howard’s Workplace Safety team has long-standing relationships with representatives of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the Mine Safety and Health Administration. These relationships, coupled with the depth and breadth of our experience with these agencies, enable us to resolve disputes more cost-effectively and efficiently by avoiding litigation whenever possible.

Representing employers in major industries, including agriculture, construction, oil and gas, energy production, mining, and manufacturing, we successfully guide clients through enforcement proceedings of varying complexity, including cases involving multiple fatalities and similar catastrophic events.

We keep our clients up to speed on occupational safety and health law developments with timely alerts and periodic webinars and seminars. Further, to minimize our clients’ OSHA liability, our Workplace Safety team has published an authoritative employer guide to OSHA inspections designed to help employers prepare and exercise their rights before, during, and after an OSHA inspection.

Our Approach

Taking a proactive approach, our attorneys assist clients across the country in establishing and implementing safety programs and best practices so they can provide safe work environments and meet their obligations under the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) and Mine Safety and Health Act (MSHA). From representing businesses in routine OSHA/MSHA inspections to litigating citations to responding to catastrophic events, our team stands ready to provide representation regarding all aspects of employee safety and health.


Our services include:

  • Safety and Health Counseling. We assist clients in developing and implementing safety and health programs with an eye toward OSHA and MSHA compliance as well as incident prevention.
  • Assistance with Catastrophic Incidents. We provide rapid response to workplace accidents, assisting our clients with regulatory inspections and conducting post-accident investigations.
  • Litigation of Regulatory Citations. Our Workplace Safety team has years of experience representing clients before various federal and state adjudicatory bodies, achieving successful outcomes at various stages of litigation.