Meeting Archive:
New Cal/OSHA Issues that California Employers Must Track

Meeting Description:

New Cal/OSHA Issues California Employers Must Track

Tuesday, July 10, 2018 at 4 PM EST/1 PM PST

Presented by Andrew J. Sommer and Eric J. Conn

The state of California’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health, better known as Cal/OSHA, is perhaps the most aggressive and enforcement-heavy approved state OSH Program in the nation.  California employers face a host of requirements that other employers around the country do not.  Likewise, the Cal/OSHA inspection and appeal process creates several unique landmines for California employers.

Of particular significance, in the coming year, California employers can expect an uptick in Cal/OSHA penalties as result of two significant changes, one adopting higher maximum penalty authority and the other changing how the agency finds and cites violations characterized as Repeat.

During this webinar, participants will learn about:

  • Top Cal/OSHA violations and trends in Cal/OSHA enforcement
  • Status of Cal/OSHA rulemaking for electronic injury data submission
  • Cal/OSHA's new Repeat violation rule and increased penalty authority
  • Other developments, such as Cal/OSHA's proposed General Industry Workplace Violence Rule and new Ergonomic Standard for hotel housekeepers
  • Tips for navigating the Cal/OSHA appeals process

Date: Tue, Jul 10, 2018
Time: 01:00 PM PDT
Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes
Host(s): Andrew J. Sommer and Eric J. Conn
 Presenter Information
Andrew J. Sommer
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Andrew J. Sommer is the Head of the San Francisco Office of Conn Maciel Carey


Mr. Sommer advises employers on a wide range of employment-related issues, including Cal/OSHA regulatory matters. He defends employers against claims for wrongful termination, whistleblowing, discrimination, harassment, and wage and hour violations. He also counsels employers on employment-related issues.

Eric J. Conn
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Eric J. Conn is a founding partner and Chair of the national OSHA • Workplace Safety Practice Group at the law firm Conn Maciel Carey LLP, where he focuses his practice on all aspects of occupational safety & health law.  Mr. Conn represents employers in inspections, investigations and enforcement actions involving OSHA, the CSB, MSHA, EPA and state and local safety related agencies.  He also handles all aspects of OSHA litigation, from criminal prosecutions to appeals of citations. 

Mr. Conn also conducts and directs attorney-client privileged workplace safety audits, delivers safety training, and helps employers develop and implement compliant safety and health programs.  He writes and speaks extensively on safety & health law issues, including authoring chapters in multiple OSHA Treatises.


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