Douglas W. Crim PLC counsels and defends employers in a wide range of workplace health and safety matters. Based in Michigan, founding attorney Doug Crim's expertise centers on Federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) matters. The firm also handles select matters in other states.

Areas of Practice

Doug Crim's core practice areas include:

OSHA Compliance

Confidential compliance reviews and counseling on workplace health and safety issues and programs to achieve employee safety and efficient operations. Review of OSHA/workplace health and safety compliance in conjunction with business acquisitions, allowing corrective action costs to be considered in the transaction.

OSHA Inspections

Advice, counsel and representation of employers throughout the inspection process including responses to requests for information, protection of confidential company information, and representation of employers during questioning.

OSHA Citations & Appeals

Defense of employers to alleged OSHA citations, including appeals, discovery motions, trials, and appellate review.

Variance Applications

Applications for approval of alternative methods of OSHA compliance.

Training & Workshops

Training and workshops conducted as needed by client, for instance "How to Manage an OSHA Inspection" for employers.

Whistleblower Defense

Defending employers in cases involving employee allegations of employer retaliation because of employee health and safety complaints. 

Related Litigation

Doug also defends employers in workplace accident-related claims involving civil litigation, criminal charges, and multi-employer worksites. 


Clients include large and small employers, such as:

  • Automotive manufacturers and their suppliers
  • General manufacturers
  • Electrical generation and distribution utilities
  • Natural gas suppliers and distributors
  • Construction companies, including general and subcontractors
  • Meat and other food processors
  • Restaurants and retail businesses
  • Colleges and universities
  • Hospitals and other health providers
  • Warehousing and distribution companies
  • Environmental consultants

For More Information

For more information on the firm's OSHA and workplace safety practice and how Douglas W. Crim PLC may be of service in your legal matter, contact us.