Occupational Health and Safety (OSHA)

Occupational Health and Safety (OSHA)

Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP recognizes that all employers face challenges protecting the safety and health of their employees. We provide a full range of occupational safety and health law services, from proactive counseling to representing management in OSHA enforcement actions.

Following the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 and related guidelines, Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP attorneys help employers provide safe, healthful workplaces for their employees. We offer clients advice on the most complex compliance concerns, ensuring that they are setting and enforcing standards set by OSHA. We work proactively to minimize risk by providing preventative advice and engage in internal company safety audits.

Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP provides representation and guidance in the following areas:

  • Preventative advice and assistance to minimize liability
  • OSHA inspections both in state and federal levels
  • OSHA informal Conferences both in state and federal levels
  • OSHA litigation both in state and federal levels
  • Compliance counseling
  • Crisis management
  • Health and safety assessments
  • Whistleblower complaints
We also work jointly with Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP related practice groups, including Construction Litigation, Toxic Tort Litigation, Asbestos Litigation, Environmental Litigation, Employment Litigation and Counseling and others, to provide cohesive, comprehensive legal counsel. Our trial experience enables us to be prepared to defend the matter to conclusion.

Finally, Swanson, Martin & Bell LLP attorney Brett Henne is certified by the OSHA Training Institute Education Centers in Public Sector Safety & Health Fundamentals for Construction and Public Sector Safety & Health Fundamentals for General Industry. The certification trains employees in occupational safety and health to reduce incident rates for workers in state, local governments and the private sector.


February 12, 2024
Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP Exhibits at ASA Chicago's Annual Construction Expo & Safety Conference
Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP is thrilled to exhibit at the 2024 Construction Expo & Safety Conference, co-hosted by ASA Chicago – Association of Subcontractors & Affiliates and the Construction Safety Council, on March 5 in Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois.

May 26, 2023
Sheean to Serve as Law Institute Liaison at 2023 DRI Trucking Seminar
Partner Christopher T. Sheean will serve as Law Institute Liaison at DRI’s 2023 Trucking Litigation Essentials Seminar on June 14 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Chicago, May 21, 2021
Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP Obtains Defense Verdict In High-Stakes In-Person Jury Trial
In one of the first in-person civil litigation jury trials in Lake County since the COVID-19 pandemic, the plaintiff asked the jury for nearly $15 million in lost wages, past and future pain and suffering and disfigurement.

Chicago, March 24, 2021
Monaco Speaks at CBA Seminar on Litigating During COVID-19
Monaco will be among a panel of experienced litigators providing insight into how medical malpractice, work accident, and mass torts cases have been litigated in the age of COVID.

Chicago, February 2, 2021
Illinois Super Lawyers Recognizes 25 Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP Attorneys
Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP announces that 12 attorneys have been named n to the 2021 Illinois Super Lawyers list and 13 have been named to the Illinois Rising Stars list.

Chicago, Lisle, Libertyville, Madison County, January 11, 2021
Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP Attorneys Named Leading Lawyers, Emerging Lawyers for 2021
Those designated Leading Lawyers were recommended by their peers to be among the top lawyers in Illinois.

Chicago, Libertyville, March 2, 2017
Henne, Firm Attorneys Speak at Fire Investigation Task Force Presentation
Over 100 people listened to the four attorneys present on Fire Investigations in Today's Environment.

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