Practices

Workplace Safety, Health, and Environmental Compliance

Chambliss' experienced safety, health, and environmental attorneys understand the daily challenges that manufacturers and construction contractors face in their efforts to maintain safe workplaces. We proactively advise our clients to ensure compliance with local, state, and federal safety-and-health regulations and standards, including those under the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA). We have spent our careers in manufacturing and construction environments, so clients benefit from our first-hand industry experience.

We know what keeps clients awake at night. Our team helps design and implement safety policies, provides guidance on how to manage risk, and represents clients when an investigation, incident, or whistleblower claim occurs. As part of our proactive approach, we routinely conduct workplace safety audits to help clients prevent incidents and to minimize vulnerabilities. But if a workplace emergency arises, we provide immediate 24/7/365 assistance and experienced catastrophic response services.

The organizational and personal costs of a workplace accident, fatality, or regulatory audit can be devastating. Our team of safety, health, and environmental attorneys helps manage and mitigate risk so our clients can achieve their ultimate goal – a safe, healthy, and productive workplace.

We assist clients with a wide variety of matters, such as:

  • Highway/Bridge/DOT Construction Fatalities from Falls and Aerial Lift Failures

  • Crane Construction Fatalities from Tandem and Single Lifts and Collapses

  • Manufacturing Facility Aerial Lift and Platform Fall Fatalities

  • Manufacturing Facility Struck by/Crushed by Fatalities and Related Equipment and Lock Out-Tag Out Issues

  • Manufacturing Facility Chemical Explosions and Burns

  • Process Safety Management and Highly Hazardous Chemical and "IDLH" Management

  • Hazard Assessment for Manufacturing and Construction Industries

  • Workplace Hearing, Respiratory, & Personal Protective Equipment

  • Hazard Communication Programs

  • Confined Spaces, Lockout Tagout, and Machine Guarding

  • Complex Multi-party Defense and Indemnification Disputes Among Facility Owners, Contractors, Subcontractors, Employees, and Insurance Carriers

  • Multi-Employer Worksite Disputes and Liability Following Catastrophic Events

  • Root Cause Liability and Equipment Causation and Fault Investigations

  • Electrocution and Arc Flash Incidents

  • Health and Hygiene Facility and Exposure Issues

  • Whistleblower Complaints and Defense

  • Engineering Controls

  • Lead and Asbestos Exposure and Compliance at Worksites

Client Testimonials

"We have used attorney Michael Mallen to represent our interests with both MSHA and OSHA related issues and have found him to be effective with purposeful representation. The results were to our satisfaction, and his genuine concern for our company has expanded into a genuine friendship." – a national highway and bridge construction company

"The way that you were able to quickly lead us during a hard time was so great. We trusted you always, and you always over delivered." – a national soft drink beverage bottling and distributing company