Bradley’s Workplace Safety and Health team provides a full range of services related to matters involving workplace safety, from regulatory compliance and workplace policy development to incident response all the way through legal appeals. Our Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) attorneys bring to bear decades of combined experience working with federal and state-level agencies responsible for overseeing workplace health and safety. We apply this experience to swiftly and effectively manage workplace incidents to help our clients dispute and resolve citations, including those categorized as serious and repeat, while also insulating employees from criminal prosecution.  

From fatalities to amputations, our Workplace Safety and Health lawyers have handled legal matters associated with all types of workplace injuries for companies of all levels of sophistication. Our clients count on us to be on the ground a soon as possible after an injury occurs so that we can immediately put into motion our incident response strategy that combines strategic counsel, evidence gathering and investigation, and interfacing with government officials.

We routinely leverage our deep knowledge across various sectors to provide industry-specific counsel to clients, including those engaged as government contractors. Our representative experience includes significant work in the following industries:

  • Manufacturing
  • Energy, including oil and gas as well as renewables
  • Automotive
  • Construction
  • Waste management, including recycling
  • Healthcare
  • Education
  • Retail
  • Food, beverage & hospitality

Should a company receive a citation from a federal or state agency, our Workplace Safety and Health team is there to step in. Our lawyers have extensive track records in successfully negotiating with relevant agencies in informal conferences to resolve OSHA citations swiftly and discreetly. We also have the litigation firepower to contest citations before the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission, corresponding state agencies, and appellate courts.

Oftentimes, additional areas of law come into play in OSHA matters. Bradley relies on an interdisciplinary approach to provide holistic counsel to our OSHA clients that leverages our nationally recognized attorneys in other practice areas, including environmental law, white collar defense, product liability, and labor law.

Our list of OSHA-related services includes:

  • Developing policies and programs to reduce hazards, mitigate risk, and ensure compliance, including compliance with OSHA reporting requirements
  • Serving as designated OSHA representatives
  • Conducting thorough investigation and evidence gathering for workplace accidents
  • Representing companies in negotiations with agencies to avoid citations
  • Contesting citations before regulatory bodies and courts
  • Defending employers in matters involving allegations of employee retaliation
  • Providing counsel regarding OSHA’s multi-employer citation policy
  • Handling matters that fall under the Mine Safety and Health Act (MSHA)