Presented by the Partners in Conn Maciel Carey’s national OSHA Practice
Having shared a series of predictions during our January webinar regarding how OSHA would tackle the COVID-19 pandemic and reshape its priorities under new leadership during the first year of the Biden Administration. We will now take stock of what has happened at DOL and OSHA during the first months of the Biden Administration, discuss surprise developments, and look ahead at the remainder of 2021 and beyond. We will take a close look at senior leadership now in place or on the way, and analyze what those appointments likely mean for employers. We will also review OSHA’s efforts to address the COVID-19 pandemic, including the anticipated emergency temporary standard and related enforcement. At the same time, we will examine President Biden’s efforts to make good on his promises to increase OSHA’s budget, grow the number of inspectors and generally ramp up enforcement. We will also review key changes regarding compliance assistance, Voluntary Protection Programs, and expected rulemaking efforts.
Participants in this webinar will learn about:
• OSHA’s Regulatory Agenda, including rulemaking and policy setting priorities around COVID-19 and other hazards
• Status of Presidential Appointees and other key organizational changes at OSHA
• New or renewed enforcement initiatives and emphasis programs
• Predictions for what employers can expect from OSHA going forward