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OSHA Defense

From Compliance Through Litigation

While Auman, Mahan & Furry has its roots in Dayton, Ohio, our Occupational Safety and Health (OSHA) practice group has a strong national presence, representing employers from coast-to-coast in all matters related to OSHA. In addition to representing employers under the jurisdiction of Federal OSHA, our attorneys represent employers in OSHA-Approved State Plan states such as Arizona, California, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Nevada, Oregon and Washington. We represent employers of all sizes in a wide range of industries, including construction, manufacturing and healthcare.

We pride ourselves on having the depth of knowledge and experience needed to guide our clients through all stages of OSHA proceedings, from the pre-inspection stage through the final phases of litigation. In the event of an unexpected visit from OSHA, our clients know they can call our office and immediately reach an experienced attorney who will guide them through the inspection process.

While we have successfully negotiated many favorable settlements with OSHA, settling with OSHA is not always possible, or even advisable. An employer may settle a citation without realizing its exposure to a repeat citation in the future, or without recognizing the cost associated with abating the alleged violation. A construction industry employer may obtain a reduced penalty by settling an OSHA citation, only to learn that its settlement with OSHA will prevent it from securing bids, resulting in a loss that far exceeds any financial benefit obtained by the settlement. Our attorneys recognize that one-size does not fit all when it comes to handling an OSHA citation, and we work with our clients to achieve the best possible results based upon their particular goals.

When litigation is inevitable, our attorneys stand ready. We have substantial experience litigating OSHA matters before the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission, federal circuit courts, state administrative agencies and state courts. Remember – OSHA is represented by attorneys who exclusively practice litigation, making it critical for an employer to retain equally experienced counsel.

The best way to deal with OSHA is to prevent a citation before it is issued. We encourage our clients to call us with any questions they have regarding compliance with OSHA’s ever-changing landscape of rules and regulations. We find that proactive clients are inspected less frequently, receive fewer citations, and achieve better outcomes in the event that citations are issued.

We recognize that it can be difficult to stay abreast of regulatory developments when you have a business to run. With that in mind, our OSHA attorneys make it a priority to educate clients on the latest developments that will impact their businesses. Our OSHA attorneys frequently speak and write articles for our clients and trade associations we represent, covering a wide range of topics from compliance to defense strategies.

For all things OSHA, Auman, Mahan & Furry is your one-stop solution.