Seyfarth Events

What to Expect from the Occupational Safety & Health Administration in 2010 and Beyond

8/26/2010

Atlanta, GA

Seyfarth Shaw LLP
1075 Peachtree Street, N.E.
Suite 2500
Atlanta, GA 30309
(404) 885-1500

Agenda:

Registration and Breakfast
8:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.

Program
8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

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With a new Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health, and a Secretary of Labor who is dedicated to ensuring that the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) is "back in the enforcement business," employers are facing a new frontier of OSHA enforcement.  OSHA has become much more aggressive in issuing citations, classifying the citations issued, and proposing higher penalties. Please join us for a breakfast briefing to discuss OSHA’s current enforcement initiatives, inspection procedures and what employers can do to prepare.

Topics include:

  • Overview of new OSHA enforcement initiatives and trends
  • New penalty and liability policies and insights on managing compliance
  • OSHA inspections in the new enforcement environment

Panelists:

Thomas R. Martinelli, CIH, ARM, CWCP, has more than sixteen years of experience as a safety and workers’ compensation manager for large manufacturing facilities.  His specialties include industrial hygiene, workers’ compensation management, ergonomics, construction, emergency response, and OSHA compliance.

Benjamin D. Briggs is a partner in the Labor & Employment Practice Group of Seyfarth Shaw. During his career, Ben has represented and counseled employers from across the country in a wide variety of OSHA matters arising under federal and state law.  Ben's experience includes health and safety compliance counseling, contesting and litigating OSHA citations, representing employers during OSHA inspections, defending employers against Section 11(c) OSHA retaliation claims and conducting internal investigations of alleged safety and health violations. 


For questions, please email Felicia Wolf at fwolf@seyfarth.com,