OSHA Update 2015

11:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Haynes and Boone, LLP is pleased to present OSHA Update 2015 on Wednesday, August 19 in Houston, TX. 

Worker safety and compliance with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations are critical parts of day-to-day business for most companies. 2015 has been another busy year for those responsible for OSHA compliance and companies often struggle to interpret and implement new and updated OSHA regulations. Haynes and Boone has once again teamed up with OSHA to discuss trends in both OSHA compliance and enforcement. This interactive presentation will feature updates directly from OSHA, followed by counter-point perspectives from the head of the firm's OSHA and Workplace Disasters Practice Group. Join us for a discussion and overview of some of the agency's more recent regulatory changes and related compliance requirements. 

Some of the key topics include: 
  • The new January 1, 2015 changes to the 29 CFR 1904 reporting rules concerning amputations, inpatient hospitalizations, RRI investigations and related matters 
  • The status of GHS hazard communication standard compliance for employers, manufacturers, importers and distributors 
  • Focus areas for OSHA regarding PSM facilities and oil and gas companies in 2015 
  • The Temporary Worker Initiative and trends in OSHA enforcement where a host employer relies on a staffing company to provide temporary workers 
  • Other "hot" topics 

About the Speakers: 
James Shelton has worked for OSHA for over 18 years. His career began in the trenches as a Compliance Safety and Health Officer (CSHO), where he was responsible for conducting fatality, complaint, referral, and random inspections for compliance with OSHA regulations. He then moved into his present Compliance Assistance Specialist (CSA) role where he handles outreach, training, and assistance for the Houston North OSHA office to employees, employers, trade, and association groups. 

Matthew Deffebach is the Chair of the firm's OSHA and Workplace Disasters Practice Group, Chair of the Labor, Employment & Immigration Practice Group, and Co-Chair of the Litigation Department. He has appeared in more than 22 states handling OSHA matters. 

Wednesday, August 19, 2015
11:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.
11:45 a.m. Registration and Networking Lunch 
12:00 p.m. Program 
1:00 p.m. Q & A  

Haynes and Boone, LLP 
1221 McKinney Street
Suite 2100
Houston, TX 77010
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Validated parking is available in the 2 Houston Center or 4 Houston Center garages.  


Texas: An application for accreditation of this activity has been submitted to the MCLE Committee of the State Bar of Texas and is pending.

New York: Application for New York accreditation of this course or program is currently pending. 

California: Application for California accreditation of this course or program is currently pending. 

This program has been approved for 1.25 (HR (General)) recertification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute.

For more information contact: 
Ashley Black at 713.547.2589 or ashley.black@haynesboone.com

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