Employers are subject to significant and costly sanctions for alleged violations of Federal and State Occupational Health & Safety laws (OSHA). These sanctions are not only pecuniary, but also such sanctions open up the possibility of greater sanctions in other venues. OSHA violations can give rise to third party lawsuits, penalty sanctions at the WCAB (LC 4553-Serious & Willful), and can drive up insurance rates. Often, OSHA investigations can be one-sided or simply revenue hunting expeditions. Defending actions before the Occupational Health & Safety Appeals Board requires firsthand experience of labor and occupational laws and regulations. Furthermore, The Mullen & Filippi team understands the impact of OSHA issues as they relate to other exposures faced by the employer.