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Webinar: Managing OSHA in the Trump Era

An On Demand EHS Today-hosted webinar, sponsored by Safety Services

Date: This webinar is available on demand.
Originally Broadcast: October 15, 2019
Duration: 59 Minutes
Event Type: On Demand Webinar
Cost: Free

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The Trump Administration’s disinterest in OSHA does not mean that nothing has changed for employers. They must deal with new State-OSHA regulations, major Court and Commission decisions affecting citations and procedures, and a dizzying array of inspection practices by different OSHA Area Offices and State-Plans. A company’s main focus must be on protecting its workers, but you cannot ignore the parallel tracks of OSHA regulation. Even if a company has maintained a safe workplace for years, you’re still susceptible to routine violations or failure to satisfy and document every subsection of the Lock Out, guarding, Confined Space Entry, and process safety management (PSM) standards. New approaches are also required for managing OSHA inspections and for handling appeals and challenges. Employers need to understand changes in how courts review repeat citations, appropriate OSHA inspection scope and how OSHA is applying new and old standards.

Topics will include:

  • The effect of open leadership positions, underfunding, understaffing, and resulting inconsistent training.
  • Managing the scope of an inspection and a renewed importance on procedures such as conducting dual respiratory monitoring.
  • Trends on recordkeeping, PSM, combustible dust, fall protection, and struck-by’s.
  • What OSHA looks for in documentation and effective programs.
  • The increasing effect of OSHA injury and citation history on bidding, acquisitions, and company sales.
  • Challenging repeat classification of general construction and general industry OSHA standards.
  • Increasing challenges posed by subs, labor providers, and working on a multiemployer site.
  • The renewed importance of participating in rule making, providing comments, and supporting consensus groups.




Mavity90.jpgHoward Mavity, Partner, Fisher Phillips

Howard Mavity is a partner in the firm's Atlanta office. He founded and is the former co-chair of the firm's Workplace Safety and Catastrophe Management Practice Group.

He draws upon his past business experience in transportation, logistics, construction, and industrial supply to work with clients as a business partner, and focuses on eliminating employee problems by commonsense management.

Howard has provided counsel for over 225 occasions of union activity, guided unionized companies, and has managed approximately 550 OSHA fatality cases in construction and general industry, ranging from dust explosions to building collapses, in virtually every state.

He has coordinated complex inspections involving multi-employer sites, corporate-wide compliance, and issues involving criminal referral. Howard is active in rulemaking and dealings with federal and state Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and other agencies.

He oversees audits of corporate labor, HR, and safety compliance. He also responds to virtually every type of day-to-day workplace inquiry, and has handled cases before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP), National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), and numerous other state and federal agencies.

Howard frequently speaks to business associations, bar groups, and professional groups. He also lectures and conducts training for numerous private and governmental employers and speaks at a national MBA program.

Howard is "AV" Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell and he has been featured as one of the “Georgia Super Lawyers” in the Atlanta Magazine survey since 2004 and in the 2006 Georgia Trend Magazine, Georgia Legal Elite. He has also been listed in The Best Lawyers in America since 2017.

In 2013 he was named one of the "50 Most Influential EHS Leaders" by EHS Today.  He is also co-editor of the firm's Workplace Safety and Health Law Blog. Howard has been quoted in USA Today, the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, CNBC and by other media outlets. Howard was also recognized as a Top Author in the 2016 JD Supra Readers’ Choice Awards, which acknowledge top authors for their thought leadership writing.

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