This multi-disciplinary group of attorneys assist clients in developing and defending effective safety and health management programs in the context of the employer's overall labor relations strategy. Foulke's practice will include workplace safety compliance and strategic safety planning, defense of employers in workplace health and safety cases, providing advice and assistance to employers in responding to workplace catastrophes and providing advice and advocacy for employers in legislative and regulatory matters.
"I am extremely excited about joining a law firm which already enjoys a national reputation for the work its attorneys have done on many of the most difficult workplace safety cases,” Foulke said. “Fisher & Phillips' commitment to assisting employers in strengthening workplace safety programs and protecting employees, coupled with its deep labor and employment resources, permits me to pursue a unique approach to workplace safety and employee relations. This approach will allow our clients to be more profitable and competitive in the global marketplace."
Fisher & Phillips Chairman and Managing Partner Roger Quillen said, "For several years we have quietly focused on increasing our ability to handle the most challenging OSHA, mine safety and catastrophic situations. Ed's joining us will substantially add to our experience and sophistication in this area. With his government service and private sector experience, Ed is one of the nation's foremost workplace safety and health experts.”
Foulke has practiced workplace safety and health law for almost 30 years. In addition to his tenure at OSHA, he served on the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission from 1990 to 1995, chairing the commission from March 1990 to February 1994. He also served on the Workplace Health and Safety Committee for the Society for Human Resource Management from 2000 to 2004 and was a member of the Health and Safety Subcommittee for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. He has spoken and written extensively on workplace safety and health issues as well as whistleblower protection.
For more information, read OSHA Administrator Edwin Foulke Resigns .