Proactive & Responsive OSHA Compliance: Affirmative Defenses
Being cited for violating an OSHA regulations can come with big consequences for employers – including hefty fines, potential business loss, and greater oversight and future penalties. For these reasons, OSHA defense requires thorough proactive work that limits exposure to potential violations and increases an employer’s ability to raise a defense.
For employers who have already been cited, an immediate and decisive response strategy will be critical to exploring the available of affirmative defenses that raise arguments such as:
- Employee misconduct
- Impossibility of compliance
- Equipment not in use
- No risk to employee
- Incidents outside of scope of employment
Hendershot, Cannon & Hisey, P.C. is a Houston-based firm with extensive experience in OSHA law. You can visit our OSHA defense website to view our latest blog on employer defenses, as well as past OSHA blogs and information about our services. To request a consultation about an OSHA matter of your own, contact us today.