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OSHA Status of Pres. Trump's Agenda for the "Deconstruction of the Administrative State"


Meeting Description:

OSHA Status of Pres. Trump’s Agenda for the “Deconstruction of the Administrative State”

Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at 1 PM ET

Presented by Eric J. Conn, Kathryn M. McMahon, Amanda Strainis-Walker, and Micah Smith

President Trump was carried to the White House on promises (or threats) of rolling back government regulations.  At the CPAC conference this year, Pres. Trump’s Sr. Policy Advisor, Steve Bannon, framed much of Trump’s agenda with the phrase, “deconstruction of the administrative state,” meaning the system of regulations and taxes that the president says have stymied economic growth.  OSHA regulations are apparently at the heart of this deconstruction.  Now, only half a year into the Trump Administration, we have seen significant changes to the OSHA regulatory landscape.  This webinar will take a deep dive into the actions taken by the Trump Administration in conjunction with the Republican Congress to roll-back OSHA regulations or otherwise lessen the punitive influence of OSHA on our nation’s employers.  From the repeal of several Obama-era midnight rules, to a budget proposal that could gut OSHA’s enforcement efforts, to a series of Executive Orders that shift to a business friendly regulatory agenda.

Participants in this webinar will learn about:

  • Pres. Trump’s Executive Orders designed to slash regulations
  • Obama-era Safety Regulations Repealed by the Congressional Review Act
  • The Future of OSHA’s Electronic Recordkeeping Rule
  • Other Rules Affected by the Trump Transition
  • OSHA Budget Issues
Details
Date: Tue, Aug 15, 2017
Time: 01:00 PM EDT
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Host(s): Eric J. Conn, Kate M. McMahon, Amanda Strainis-Walker, and Micah Smith
 Presenter Information
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.


Kate M. McMahon
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Kathryn M. McMahon is a partner in the national OSHA • Workplace Safety Practice Group of Conn Maciel Carey LLP. She focuses her practice in the areas of occupational safety and health (OSHA) law and environmental law. Ms. McMahon helps clients manage incident and fatality inspections, and litigation related to alleged violations by federal OSHA and state OSHA programs.  She also represents industry stakeholders in all aspects of OSHA rulemaking, including proposed rules regarding silica, injury and illness recordkeeping, hexavalent chromium, and beryllium, among others.

Amanda R. Strainis-Walker
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Amanda R. Strainis-Walker is a partner with Conn Maciel Carey LLP. Based out of Conn Maciel Carey's Atlanta, GA office, Amanda focuses on occupational safety and health (OSHA) law. Prior to private practice, she was a Presidential Appointee at the U.S. Department of Labor as a Special Assistant to the Assistant Secretary of Labor for OSHA, and then as an attorney in the Office of the U.S. Solicitor of Labor, where she advised her clients, OSHA and MSHA, on a diverse range of legal and regulatory issues.

Micah Smith
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Micah Smith is Of Counsel with the national OSHA • Workplace Safety Practice Group of Conn Maciel Carey LLP. He focuses his practice in the areas of occupational safety and health (OSHA) law.  Mr. Smith represents clients in the full range of OSHA-related matters across a wide range of industries, and works with his clients to identify safety and health strategies that both increase employee safety and improve business performance.

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