A fundamental and appropriate expectation of any employer is that a safe workplace is provided for all employees. Unfortunately, that is not always the case. There are regulatory agencies charged with enforcing that safety — including the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) — but too often their efforts are underfunded, ignored, and inadequate. Whether in oil and gas fields, surface and underground mines, construction sites, or railroad yards, safe practices are skirted with the result that workers sustain a serious workplace injury or death. Mr. Schuster has represented workers and families of deceased workers since the beginning of his law practice. Use of our civil justice system to enforce employer responsibility is a necessity when administrative agencies such as OSHA are ignored and when employers break trust with their employees and their families.