We are three years into the Trump Administration, and we have seen a mixed bag of change and business as usual at OSHA in enforcement and rulemaking. We have watched late Obama-era OSHA rules get repealed, delayed, or amended and a modest boost in compliance assistance—the sort of policy shifts you expect to see in a transition from a Democratic to Republican Administration. However, we have seen plenty of the unexpected –such as increases in virtually every enforcement metric, including records for the number of $100K+ enforcement actions. Most surprising of all, OSHA still does not have an Assistant Secretary—the longest ever vacancy for the top job at OSHA—and it seems highly likely the Agency will remain without a leader for the entirety of this presidential term. As we move into an election year, the final year of President Trump’s first term, we expect more reshuffling of OSHA enforcement priorities and policies, and surely more surprises, so it is critical to stay abreast of OSHA developments.
Conn Maciel Carey’s 2020 OSHA Webinar Series includes free monthly programs presented by OSHA-specialist attorneys in the firm’s national OSHA Practice Group designed to give employers insight into changes and developments at OSHA during this remarkable time in OSHA’s history.
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OSHA's 2019 in Review and 2020 Forecast
Thursday, January 23rd
OSHA Settlement Tips and Strategies
Tuesday, February 25th
Strategies for Responding to Whistleblower Complaints
Wednesday, March 25th
Thursday, April 16th
E-Recordkeeping and Injury Reporting Update
Wednesday, May 20th
OSHA's PPE Standards - Top 5 Risks and Mistakes
Tuesday, June 16th
What You Need to Know About OSHA's General Duty Clause
Thursday, July 23rd
Employee Discipline - OSHA and Labor & Employment Issues
Wednesday, August 19th
Tuesday, September 22nd
Thursday, October 22nd
Updates about OSHA's PSM Standard and EPA's RMP Rule
Tuesday, November 17th
Wednesday, December 16th