Worker Safety

Worker health and safety is an important objective for every business and subject to many regulatory requirements. Keating & Lyden, LLC’s worker health and safety attorney, Seaton Thedinger, is experienced in handling matters with respect to the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) and related state and federal laws and regulations, including California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) standards.

We advise clients on compliance with OSHA general industry standards and state equivalent standards, including the following:

  • Hazard communication, including labeling and Safety Data Sheet requirements
  • Personal protective equipment, including respiratory protection
  • Exposure to toxic and hazardous substances in the workplace, including permissible exposure limits
  • Managing and exposure to asbestos and lead-based paint
  • Emergency planning and fire protection
  • Machine guarding
  • Confined spaces
  • Medical and employee exposure records
  • Injury and illness reporting
  • Nonionizing radiation
  • Bloodborne pathogens

Our firm’s services also include:

  • Responding to worker complaints
  • Responding to OSHA inspections and citations
  • Worker incentives based on injury rates and other metrics under OSHA requirements and policies regarding employer safety incentives and disincentives
  • Responding to worker indoor air quality complaints, including developing and implementing sampling plans and advising clients regarding employee communications
  • Applicability of OSHA standards to third-party contractors and OSHA’s Multi-Employer Citation Policy

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