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Enough On Fed OSHA, Here’s What to Know About the State OSH Plans
22 states have OSHA-approved state plans that cover both private and state and local government workers. State plans have their own penalty reduction policies and procedures that may differ from OSHA but must at least as effective. Whiles the regulations are often like OSHA, they are not identical – employers in state-plan states cannot assume that complying with federal OSHA regulations will suffice. Keeping up with the changes in policies and procedures in state plan states can also be challenging for employers. We will take a close look at state plans in MI, NC, OR, WA, IN, IA, TN, and KY.

Participants in this webinar will learn:

• The differences between state and federal OSHA
• Key updates in state-plan regulations
• Changes in policies and procedures in those state-plan states
• Compliance tips for employers that have employees working in multiple states

Aug 10, 2023 01:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Andrew J. Sommer
Partner, Labor • Employment and OSHA • Workplace Safety Practice Groups, Conn Maciel Carey LLP
Andrew J. Sommer is a partner in Conn Maciel Carey’s San Francisco office. He advises employers on a wide range of labor and employment matters, and defends against claims of discrimination, harassment, whistleblowing, wage and hour violations and wrongful termination. Mr. Sommer also represents employers in inspections and enforcement actions involving Cal/OSHA.
Anthony M. Casaletta
Of Counsel, OSHA • Workplace Safety Practice Group, Conn Maciel Carey LLP
Anthony M. Casaletta is Of Counsel with Conn Maciel Carey LLP, working in the Detroit area, where he provides the full range of workplace safety and health law services to employers in Michigan and around the country.Mr. Casaletta counsels and defends employers across a diverse range of industries in a wide variety of workplace health and safety matters involving Federal OSHA and State OSH Plans, particularly the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“MIOSHA”). He supports clients in all aspects of enforcement actions involving OSHA agencies, from managing on-site inspections and investigations, to litigating contested OSHA citations, and counseling on compliance with OSHA enforcement rules and standards. Prior to entering private practice, Mr. Casaletta spent 18 years with Michigan OSHA in various roles, working his way up to Health Supervisor for the MIOSHA Construction Safety and Health Division.
Victoria L. Voight
Of Counsel, Labor • Employment and OSHA • Workplace Safety Practice Groups, Conn Maciel Carey LLP
Victoria L. Voight is Of Counsel with Conn Maciel Carey LLP, working remotely from Raleigh, North Carolina, where she provides the full range of workplace safety and health regulatory and employment law services for employers in North Carolina and around the country. Ms. Voight counsels employers in all aspects of the employer-employee relationship, including wage and hour disputes and claims of employment discrimination and retaliation. Ms. Voight brings invaluable experience stemming from more than 40 years providing legal advice and representation to various North Carolina state agencies, ultimately as the Head of the Labor Section of the North Carolina Attorney General’s office, where she supervised all legal services provided to the North Carolina Department of Labor in the areas of occupational safety and health (for the North Carolina Occupational Safety and Health Administration), wage and hour, retaliation, and other areas of employment law.