Practice Areas & Industries: Husch Blackwell LLP


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Our safety and health attorneys provide legal services to workplace environments governed by the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Workplace environments often targeted or cited for health and safety violations include industrial settings such as mining, quarries, construction, healthcare, agribusiness processing and electric generation.

We normally advise in the negotiation and settlement of MSHA and OSHA citations short of litigation. When litigation is necessary, we have successfully defended our clients throughout the country. In the past two years, we have defended fatality cases, workplace and record keeping citations and whistleblower claims.

Compliance counseling is an important part of our Safety & Health practice. We provide supervisor training in safety and health regulations, record keeping and citation responses. Our attorneys have spoken at regional and national conferences on MSHA and OSHA compliance and new developments in those Administrations.

The scope of our Safety & Health practice includes:

  • Compliance counseling relating to MSHA and OSHA
  • Defense of citations
  • Settlement of citations
  • Supervisor training
  • Defense of fatality cases
  • Defense of whistleblower claims
  • Anonymous complaint responses
  • Negotiation of site-specific safety rules
  • Quashing of search warrants
  • Defense of criminal charges