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New Cal/OSHA Issues That California Employers Must Understand

Meeting Description:

New Cal/OSHA Issues That California Employers Must Understand

Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at 10 AM Pacific / 1 PM Eastern

Presented by Andrew J. Sommer and Eric J. Conn

The state of California’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH), 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. 

In light of new Cal/OSHA standards taking effect in 2017 and others on the horizon, this is the perfect time for companies doing business in the Golden State to revamp their safety programs and take necessary steps to ensure compliance with the latest Cal/OSHA safety regulations.

During this webinar, participants will learn about:

  • Cal/OSHA’s New Repeat Violation Rule
  • Cal/OSHA’s New Workplace Violence Rule for Health Care Facilities
  • New Law Mandating the Development of Heat Illness Prevention Regulations for Indoor Workplaces
  • Changes to Cal/OSHA Penalties on the Horizon
  • Other Industry Specific Developments


Date: Tue, Apr 11, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM 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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