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OSHA Enforcement Update: Navigating The Agency’s Current And Future Priorities For Fines And Penalties

Webinar: ID# 1025079
Recorded On-Demand
About This Course:
In May 2017, OSHA proposed close to $1 million in fines and penalties against two companies in unrelated cases stemming from machine safety hazard and guarding failures. Also, according to the FY 2018 Congressional Budget Justification for OSHA, funding isn’t expecting a drastic change. The report indicates the Trump Administration is recommending only a 1.7% funding-level reduction from FY 2017.

When a new president takes over, there can be reciprocal changes in the emphasis, focus and direction of regulators serving under new leadership. Under previous Republican administrations, the agency has focused its efforts on compliance assistance, but, to date, OSHA enforcement is still going strong. That means it’s imperative to keep up with where OSHA is focusing its enforcement attention so you understand your biggest risks for penalties and fines for noncompliance going forward.

Join us when two skilled OSHA attorneys will provide an in-depth analysis of what’s happening on the OSHA enforcement front and what’s likely on the long-term horizon.

You’ll learn:
  • Changes to an OSHA enforcement approach likely to occur, and their practical impact
  • How third parties could complicate proposed changes to existing enforcement priorities
  • The likely timeline for changes to OSHA enforcement priorities
  • Which new enforcement areas OSHA is likely to focus on—and how those relate to the priorities it currently has in place
  • What your company should do in light of new OSHA oversight—are the changes you should make in your approach to compliance
About Your Presenters:

Tracy Moon, Esq.
FisherPhillips LLP

Tracy L. Moon, Jr. is a partner in the Atlanta office of Fisher Phillips LLP. He represents employers in all aspects of labor and employment law. His experience includes representation of employers before state and federal trial and appellate courts in matters under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Americans With Disabilities Act, Family and Medical Leave Act, and a variety of state law wrongful discharge, contract and tort claims. Mr. Moon also represents of employers before the National Labor Relations Board and other government agencies, including the EEOC and OSHA. He counsels and trains employers on labor and employment law, including conducting on-site compliance inspections and in-house management training programs. He is a frequent speaker at various employment and labor law programs.

Edwin G. Foulke Jr., Esq.
Title: Partner
Fisher Phillips LLP

Edwin G. Foulke, Jr is a partner with Fisher Phillips LLP, a leading national labor and employment law firm. Mr. Foulke is co-chair of the firm’s Workplace Safety and Catastrophe Management Practice Group in its Atlanta, Georgia office. Prior to joining Fisher & Phillips, he was the Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health. Named by President George W. Bush to head OSHA, he served from April 2006 to November 2008. During his tenure at OSHA, workplace injuries, illnesses and fatalities rates dropped to their lowest level in recorded history. Mr. Foulke was also the Chairman of the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission, and is the only person in the country to have held both these positions. His practice includes workplace safety compliance and strategic safety planning, whistleblower compliance and litigation involving the 22 whistleblower statutes handled by OSHA, defense of employers in responding to workplace health and safety cases including OSHA citations and providing advice and assistance to employers in responding to workplace fatalities and catastrophic accidents and in legislative and regulatory matters. Mr. Foulke has represented employers in thousands of OSHA inspections and OSHA citation contests. For approximately thirty (30) years, Mr. Foulke has worked in the labor and employment area, specializing in occupational safety and health issues. In 2010, 2011 and again in 2012-13 he was named as one of the “50 Most Influential EHS Leaders” by EHS Today magazine, as well as being named one of the “50 Most Influential EHS Leaders” in the United States by Occupational Hazards magazine in 2008. Mr. Foulke is recognized as one of the nation’s leading authorities on occupational safety and health issues and one of the top speakers and writers in this area.
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