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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Joel Allen Joel S. Allen
2000 McKinney Avenue
Suite 1400
Dallas, TX 75201

T: +1 214 932 6464
F: +1 214 273 7488
Dana Rust Dana Rust
Gateway Plaza
800 East Canal Street
Richmond, VA 23219-3916

T: +1 804 775 1082
F: +1 804 698 2158
Peyton Smith Peyton N. Smith
816 Congress Avenue
Suite 940
Austin, TX 78701-2442

JPMorgan Chase Tower
600 Travis Street
Suite 7500
Houston, TX 77002-2906

T: +1 512 617 4529
F: +1 512 617 4590