Safety and Health – OSHA/MSHA

Sherman & Howard’s safety and health attorneys help employers in virtually every industry conduct safety and health audits; enhance safety and health policies, procedures and practices; and achieve compliance with regulations. Because the law does not prohibit employers from taking adverse actions against employees for legitimate reasons unrelated to safety complaints, we defend employers against unfounded allegations of retaliation.

Mine Safety and Health
We help mine owners and operators interpret the law, comply with its complex requirements and to prepare for MSHA investigations and inspections. We also defend clients faced with penalties based on an alleged regulatory and statutory violations, including claims of discrimination for making safety complaints, both before the MSHA Review Commission and in the courts.

Occupational Safety and Health
Sherman & Howard’s OSHA attorneys help employers conduct safety and health audits; enhance safety and health policies, procedures and practices; and achieve compliance with regulations. To keep our clients current with the latest developments, we publish a periodic newsletter: OSHA Update. We help management prepare for inspections and we make sure that the employer’s rights are fully protected. If our client is faced with criminal or civil legal action based on an alleged violation, our attorneys vigorously defend against the allegations. We contest citations in the administrative process through the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission, all state safety and health commissions, and in federal and state court review proceedings. Because the law does not prohibit employers from taking adverse actions against employees for legitimate reasons unrelated to safety complaints, we defend employers against unfounded allegations of retaliation.

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