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Occupational Safety and Health

McGuireWoods has extensive experience representing employers across the nation in all matters relating to the Occupational Safety and Health Act, state-OSHA programs, and the Mine Safety and Health Act. Our team includes attorneys from several practice groups, including Labor & Employment, Environmental Solutions, and Toxic Tort and Environmental Litigation. This multi-disciplinary team is uniquely equipped to handle all workplace safety and health issues that arise, including:

  • Accident/Fatality Response
  • Employer Self-Audits
  • Enforcement Action Defense
  • Indoor Air Quality Management
  • OSHA and MSHA Inspections
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Retaliation and Whistleblower Claims
  • Safety and Health Program Design

On-The-Ground Response

When facing safety audits or emergencies, you need experienced, vigorous counsel who can represent and defend your company’s interests by your side. McGuireWoods safety and health services include:

  • Responding to catastrophic workplace accidents and fatalities.
  • Defending employers in OSHA and MSHA inspections and enforcement actions.
  • Defending employers against complaints of retaliation and whistle-blowing violations filed with OSHA, MSHA, and state agencies.
  • Counseling employers on developing and enhancing written safety and health programs and conducting self-audits.
  • Advising employers on compliance with OSHA and MSHA regulations and other safety and health standards (and management of indoor air quality, including mold).
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RESULTS DEPEND ON A VARIETY OF FACTORS UNIQUE TO EACH CASE. PRIOR RESULTS DO NOT GUARANTEE OR PREDICT A SIMILAR OUTCOME.

Representative Matter

Large manufacturer

Effectively defended a large manufacturer following a catastrophic explosion in North Carolina that resulted in a multi-agency investigation, including reviews by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the United States Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board, and the North Carolina Department of Labor.
Representative Matter

Contractor

Effectively defended a contractor in enforcement action brought by the Virginia Department of Labor and Industry, alleging willful violation related to a fatality.
Representative Matter

Large company

Assisted and advised a large company following a chemical spill in North Carolina that resulted in multiple employees being hospitalized.
Representative Matter

Hospital

Defended OSHA citations issued to a hospital, alleging violation of bloodborne pathogen standards.
Representative Matter

Mining company

Defended more than 30 MSHA citations and orders and a related special investigation of a mining company arising from a fatal electrocution.
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Donald D Anderson Donald D. Anderson
Partner
Bank of America Tower
50 North Laura Street
Suite 3300
Jacksonville, FL 32202-3661

T: +1 904 798 3230
F: +1 904 798 3273
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Patrick M Meacham Patrick M. Meacham
Partner
434 Fayetteville Street
Suite 2600
Raleigh, NC 27601

T: +1 919 755 6674
F: +1 919 755 6578
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Elizabeth M Rothenberg Elizabeth M. Rothenberg
Associate
Bank of America Tower
50 North Laura Street
Suite 3300
Jacksonville, FL 32202-3661

T: +1 904 798 2683
F: +1 904 360 6352
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Dana Rust Dana Rust
Partner
One James Center
901 East Cary Street
Richmond, VA 23219-4030

T: +1 804 775 1082
F: +1 804 698 2158
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2013 Food and Beverage Industry Outlook

January 2, 2013
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