OSHA, MSHA, or WISHA Cases
An Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) or Washington Industrial Safety and Health Act (WISHA) violation can expose your company to significant fines and abatement costs and possibly delay your construction project or bring additional government scrutiny. Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) violations carry similar penalties. The law firm of Dunn & Black, P.S. provides knowledgeable advice and seasoned defense for compliance issues and administrative proceedings.
Our construction law attorneys serve contractors with projects in many western states, including Alaska, Washington, Montana, Oregon, and California. 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
Mine Safety Concerns
If MSHA or OSHA officials showed up at a work site and discovered health hazards or safety concerns, early intervention is critical. Our lawyers bring more than 25 years of experience with MSHA/OSHA citations and administrative hearings. We work quickly to ascertain the potential liability and engage MSHA/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 MSHA/OSHA citations involving blasting, scaffolding, mining, excavation, roofing, harnesses and fall protection, hard hats and eye protection, tools and machinery, among many other work site issues.
See our Representative Work page for examples of our favorable outcomes in MSHA/OSHA/WISHA citation cases.
Any time a death or serious injury occurs at a construction site, MSHA/OSHA/WISHA will soon show up and start interviewing people. Contact Dunn & Black, P.S. to protect your interests and limit the fallout.