Construction Employers and OSHA Violations: Willful Violations, Civil and Criminal Penalties
Recent Federal Cases Against Contractors, Best Practices and Operating Procedures
Recording of a 90-minute CLE video webinar with Q&A
This CLE course will provide construction counsel with advice based on recent decisions by the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission that found contractors were liable for hazardous working conditions and subject to civil and criminal penalties for these worker safety violations. The panel will address best practices and advise on steps construction clients should take to mitigate future risk and establish procedures and oversight.
- Standards established by OSHA
- OSH Act
- Willful violations and criminal penalties
- COVID-19 safety and health procedures
- Consequences of increased onsite inspections
- Allocation of risk in contracts
The panel will review these and other key issues:
- How can construction counsel limit liability for clients facing OSHA investigations and/or OSH Act violations?
- How can employers ensure worksites are complying with all of OSHA's COVID-19 safety and health procedures?
- As OSHA increases onsite inspections, what should construction industry employers expect?
- How can counsel shift liability for safety violations via construction contracts?
Kevin D. Bland
Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart
Mr. Bland provides a wealth of experience in Health and Safety. Before he began his legal career, Mr. Bland had... | Read More
Mr. Bland provides a wealth of experience in Health and Safety. Before he began his legal career, Mr. Bland had nearly 20 years of construction, safety, and business experience. He holds a Contractor’s “A” License and his practice focuses primarily on safety, risk management, Cal-OSHA regulatory rulemaking, and Cal/OSHA citation appeals. He counsels and represents various industries including construction, manufacturing, motion picture and television, and various other general industry clients along with various trade associations, construction contractors, and material suppliers. Mr. Bland has participated in rule-making advisory committees for various Cal-OSHA divisions and served as a consultant to the Crane Unit in the development of load testing procedures for mobile cranes.Close
Taylor E. White
Mr. White regularly advises employers on requirements and best practices regarding discrimination, harassment, and... | Read More
Mr. White regularly advises employers on requirements and best practices regarding discrimination, harassment, and retaliation claims under state and federal employment laws, and he often counsels clients on a myriad of litigation avoidance strategies. When in court, Mr. White is a zealous advocate on behalf of his clients for claims of breach of contract; employment-related torts; wage and hour violations; trades secrets misappropriation; restrictive covenant breaches; discrimination, harassment and retaliation issues; and other state and federal law issues stemming from workplace disputes. Mr. White further assists employers navigate government audits and investigations, including proceedings brought by the EEOC, OSHA, and their state-level counterparts.Close