Could your funeral home afford to pay $20,000 or $500,000 in a settlement or verdict? Can your funeral home afford to pay $1,000 or $20,000 in fines to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)? We know what you are thinking, “I’ve never been sued and I’ve never been inspected by OSHA”. Truth is, any business can get sued, and OSHA can inspect your funeral home at any time. This is more likely to occur since OSHA allows employees of your firms to make complaints regarding any health and safety hazards in your funeral home. In fact, the majority of the complaints made to OSHA are by employees or their representatives. These complainants are protected under OSHA’s Whistleblower Protection statutes and you shouldn’t wait until you are sued or until a complaint is filed against you.
The mortuary lawyers at the Simon Law Group, P.A. have used their years of experience in the death care industry as well as handling legal issues to create a comprehensive legal audit that ensures compliance with federal and state laws. This preventative measure could protect you against being “the Defendant” and prevent your doors from closing.