WHAT TO EXPECT FROM OSHA IN 2011

Date:
4/14/2011
Time:
7:30 AM - 9:00 AM (CST)
Location:
Haynes and Boone, LLP
One Houston Center
1221 McKinney
Suite 2100
Houston, TX 77010

Our presenters, as members of the Occupational Safety and Health Law Committee of the American Bar Association, shared breaking news from the annual Committee meeting.  The Committee brought representatives from the Secretary of Labor, the Review Commission, and the Department of Labor’s Office of the Solicitor from Washington D.C. to share significant developments, decisions, and initiatives.  Attendees had the opportunity to learn what to expect in 2011 from the critical players that comprise OSHA’s various branches of compliance and enforcement.

Our presenters, as members of the Occupational Safety and Health Law Committee of the American Bar Association, shared breaking news from the annual Committee meeting.  The Committee brought representatives from the Secretary of Labor, the Review Commission, and the Department of Labor’s Office of the Solicitor from Washington D.C. to share significant developments, decisions, and initiatives.  In turn, attendees had the opportunity to learn what to expect in 2011 from the critical players that comprise OSHA’s various branches of compliance and enforcement.

Businesses have seen a notable change in the compliance environment from the agency.  Accordingly, we summarized recent new regulations and proposed regulations, such as the controversial Injury Illness and Prevention Program or “I2P2.”  Our discussion included enforcement trends regarding occupational noise, fall protection, the new Field Operations Manual, use of the General Duty Clause, and others.  We reviewed significant decisions from the Review Commission, including the current status of cases regarding OSHA’s ability to pierce the corporate veil.  These and many other topics were covered to give attendees a preview of what to expect and prepare for from OSHA in 2011 and beyond.

This course has been approved for Minimum Continuing Legal Education credit by the State Bar of Texas Committee on MCLE in the amount of 1.0 credit hours, of which 0.0 credit hours will apply to legal ethics/professional responsibility credit.

For questions, contact Velma Bueno at velma.bueno@haynesboone.com.

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